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.
The 5th Palestine Festival of Literature takes place this weekend, and has overcome challenges to put together one of the most ambitious programs yet.
The fund, sponsored by the Sharjah government, implement reading projects for children living in Central Asia, and North Africa.
Bloomsbury UK threw a lavish dinner to celebrate publication of Taking the Reins, the 2nd memoir from Sharjah ruler Shaikh Sultan Bin Mulhammad Al Qasimi.
At the Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Emirati YA novelist Noura Noman and German children’s book writer Kirsten Boie spoke about the world of Emirati children’s literature.
Chip Rosetti blogs for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair about digital publishing and iPad apps from Rufoof
Lebanese novelist Rabee Jaber won this year’s coveted $50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, aka the ‘Arabic Booker’ for The Druze of Belgrade.
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