Now living in Paris, the novelist and poet says he hopes the cultural honour will focus more attention on the neglected realm of Arabic literature in translation.
The Kuwaiti novelist Bothayna Al-Essa’s “Blind Sinbad: Atlas of the Sea and War” traverses 30 years of change in Kuwait, comparing the faces of war and pandemic.
A new book by American academic Andrew Simon documents the explosive effect of the arrival of the audiocassette on Egyptian society in the 1970s and ’80s.
The authors of new biographies of the actress Madiha Kamel and the writer Yusuf Idris discuss how they chose their subjects, and the research that went into writing about them.
Algerian publishers are happy with the return of the Algiers International Book Fair, but some criticize a decision requiring visitors to show proof of Covid 19 vaccinations.
If you are passionate about culture and art, you can win scholarships most notably in creative writing and arts.
Two Syrians who started publishing houses after fleeing their homeland talk about the rewards and challenges of their experiences.
The aim of a competition honouring the late Egyptian writer Khairy Shalaby is to encourage new literary talent in Arabic.
Filmmakers and fans had been looking for a cultural boost from Algeria’s Documentary Film Week. Unfortunately, “the coronavirus had another say”.
More than 1,000 publishers from 51 countries are participating in the latest running of the Cairo International Book Fair, amid coronavirus precautions.