Novelist Alaa al-Aswany sued for ‘insulting’ Egyptian state

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 - 02:32 GMT

The lawsuit was brought before the military prosecution after Aswany wrote an opinion article for Deutsche Welle Arabic on March 13.

Words like no other

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 - 10:32 GMT

From her very first collection of short stories back in 2014, up-and-coming novelist Ghada Elabsy has managed to establish a strong connection with her readers.

Google honors Khalidi, the late prominent pioneer

Sat, 04 Aug 2018 - 03:39 GMT

Google is honoring prominent Lebanese late writer Anbara Salam Khalidi with a Google Doodle to celebrate her birthday on Aug. 4.

Who was William Shakespeare?

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 - 02:28 GMT

On the anniversary of his death, Egypt Today takes a brief look at the life of the world's most famous author, William Shakespeare.

Celebrating author of ‘Alice in Wonderland’, Lewis Carroll

Sat, 27 Jan 2018 - 05:34 GMT

January 27 is the birthday of author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known to the world as Lewis Carroll, the father of “Alice in Wonderland”

Celebrating Virginia Woolf

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 - 03:14 GMT

January 25 marks the 136th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed English author Virginia Woolf. Egypt Today looks at the life of this fascinating woman

10 best stories of author Haruki Murakami

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 - 08:52 GMT

To celebrate the birthday of writer Haruki Murakami on January 12, Egypt Today looks at 10 of his best stor Haruki Murakami ies.

10 best stories of author Haruki Murakami

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 - 08:52 GMT

To celebrate the birthday of writer Haruki Murakami on January 12, Egypt Today looks at 10 of his best stor Haruki Murakami ies.

Film about renowned theater critic Nehad Saliha to screen in Alexandria

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 - 08:00 GMT

On the occasion of prominent critic and author Nehad Saliha’s first death anniversary, a documentary film about her career will screen at Teatro Eskindria on January 6

Today in History – Remembering Legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 - 03:41 GMT

One of the most influential writers of all time, J.R.R. Tolkien, author of “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”, was born on January 3, 1892

Huzama Habayeb wins 2017 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 - 09:57 GMT

Palestinian author Huzama Habayeb has been awarded the 2017 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature by AUC Press.

Today in History: Mark Twain is born

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 - 01:52 GMT

November 30 is the birthday of celebrated American writer Mark Twain, the author of ‘The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn’ and other beloved classics.

Today in History - C.S Lewis, creator of Narnia is born

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 - 12:11 GMT

Nov. 29 is the birthday of C.S Lewis, celebrated Irish-English author who created the “Chronicles of Narnia’ and wrote extensively on his defense of Christianity.

Birthday of acclaimed feminist writer Margaret Atwood

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 02:23 GMT

November 18, 2017 is the 78th birthday of Canadian author Margaret Atwood. Her writings feature feminist empowerment and fierce criticism of oppression.

et Quote: Jennifer Niven

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 10:00 GMT

“The problem with people is they forget that most of the time it's the small things that count.” - Jennifer Niven, All the Bright Places.

Remembering renowned scenarist Saad El Dien Wahba

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - 08:51 GMT

Egypt Today remembers the artistic creator of scenario writing Saad El Dien Wahba on his death anniversary

Birthday of novelist Anne Rice

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 - 12:51 GMT

October 4 is the birthday of American novelist Anne Rice, who turns 76 this year. She is best known for her dark, romantic fictional tales of vampires.

Author Truman Capote born today

Sat, 30 Sep 2017 - 06:13 GMT

September 30 marks the birth of celebrated American novelist Truman Capote, best known for writing “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”

et Quote: Samuel Johnson

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 - 08:55 GMT

Today’s wisdom is by Samuel Johnson.

Celebrating the life of Agatha Christie

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 - 05:56 GMT

September 15 marks the birthday of English mystery novelist Agatha Christie, one of the world’s bestselling authors.