Saying he ‘wanted to write a story without it being shocking,’ Abdelnabi talks about his book based on an actual case of anti-gay police action in Cairo.
On its second day, Sharjah’s Publishers Conference hears from the creative core, from the digital vanguard, and from some who guard the freedom to publish.
In Frankfurt as part of the fair’s 2019 Invitation Program, Egyptian publisher Mohamed Sabry has seen success with his fresh approach to running Kayan Publishing.
‘The international publishing community stands with Khaled Lutfi,’ says IPA Freedom to Publish chair Kristenn Einarsson at the 2019 Prix Voltaire ceremony.
The International Publishers Association has issued a call to the president of Egypt to pardon publisher and bookseller Khaled Lutfi, named to the 2019 Prix Voltaire for valor in the freedom to publish.
Tackling issues from cultural traditions and linguistic complexities to distribution difficulties and piracy, a conference in Paris looks at a major region’s market conditions.
Egyptian author Adel Esmat wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for his book on the plight of Egyptian Christians, as Reuters reports a bombing at a Coptic church in Cairo.
‘With piracy, we cannot pay for either rights or good translations,’ says publisher Hassan Yaghi. His Dar al-Tanweer has offices in three nations and sees the Arabic publishing world’s challenges well.
Dichotomies of local and global, major and modest, resonated throughout the International Publishers Association’s 31st Congress, convened in the run-up to London Book Fair.
With a mission to showcase literature from Arabic writers, the American University in Cairo Press has launched Hoopoe, a translation imprint for English-language consumers.