Fathi Abdel Wahab said that Naguib Mahfouz will continue to inspire creative artists and writers.
The winners will receive valuable financial prizes, and certificates of appreciation.
Most of the writers who made it to the award's shortlists are Egyptians, with 16 novels.
The Dean of Arabic Literature, Taha Hussein, was born on November 15, 1889, to become an addition to the Egyptian renaissance.
Mansour died at the age of 87, leaving behind more than 150 books, ranging from novels, plays, critical books, article collections, translations, religious and philosophical books.
The honored writers are the poet Darwish El-Asyouty and the writers Said Noah, Samir El-Manzalawi, and Mustafa Nasr.
Akkad was a great writer, poet, philosopher, politician, historian, and journalist; he was hence dubbed the “monk of literature”.
Yusuf el-Sebai was an army officer, novelist, journalist and minister of culture, a multifunctional man by all means.
Tawfik was a pioneer of horror and science fiction writing in Egypt and the Arab world.
The novelist deserved the award in the field of literature and arts for his novel "1/4 Gram".
Under the patronage of Egypt’s Minister of Culture Inas Abdel Dayem, the Supreme Council of Culture announced launching application for the Naguib Mahfouz Competition for the best novel in Egypt and the Arab world for 2021.
El-Tayeb Saleh Award for Written Creativity announced the names of the winners of the 11th edition of the competition in the fields of poetry, short story and novel.
February 7 marks the death anniversary of the distinguished playwright Lenin el-Ramli, who is considered one of the playwriting moguls in Egypt and the Arab world.
The Khairy Shalaby Award for the first fiction work announced the launch of its second edition, which is scheduled to open for applications from February 1, 2021, to April 30, 2021.
Idris is considered one of the most important story, novel and essay writers in the Arab world.
Quddous was born on January 1,1919, and also passed away on the 12th of the same month in 1990.
Mostafa Mahmoud is an Egyptian writer, doctor, poet and philosopher. He has authored 89 books, ranging from stories, short novels to scientific, philosophical, social and religious books.