In a region that is not lacking in dark humor, the first Palestine Comics festival kicks off today in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank.
News from Arabic publishing markets
The new book, Syria Speaks, brings together writing, cartoons, and artwork from over fifty Syrians who stand firmly against tyranny and violence.
Olivia Snaije and Mitch Albert’s new book ‘Keep Your Eye on the Wall: Palestinian Landscapes’ offers a challenging, witty, and altogether unique look at the West Bank barrier.
The recent Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival offered a unique spectacle for readers and a snapshot of children’s book publishing issues in the Middle East.
Mark Linz, the long-serving director of the American University in Cairo Press, died this month, but his legacy lives on in the editors, translators and publishers he fostered.
The shortlist for the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction includes titles that might surprise non-Arabic readers, offering insight into the Arab mind.
AMELI, the Association Maghrebine des Editeurs du Livre Independents, was launched late last month. The organization currently has 22 members
Egyptian author Ezzat El Kamhawi has been awarded the 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal and $1,000 for his novel, The House of al-Deeb.
Banipal’s 45th issue, which marks its 15th year of continuous publication, has just been released, and—with impeccable timing—features writers from all regions of Palestine.
The Hay Festival has returned to Beirut for another three day event, with than 50 authors, journalists, artists, and thinkers convening to share stories and ideas.