Added on 07/01/2013
Al Azhar , Bahaa Taher , Egypt , Egyptian Book Organization , France , Google+ , Japan , Journalist , Literature , Naguib Mahfouz , Nobel Prize , Novelist , Sayyid Qutb , Tawfiq al-Hakim , United Kingdom , Yusuf Idris
M. LYNX-QUALEY: He was nominated twice but never matched the Arab World’s only Nobel literature prize recipient, Naguib Mahfouz.
Added on 28/09/2011
Abu Dhabi , Arabic , AUC Press , British Council , Cairo , Denys Johnson-Davies , Egypt , Egyptian Book Organization , Egyptian government , Elias Khoury , Humphrey Davies , Ibrahim Aslan , Israel , Literature , Mahmoud Darwish , Mediterranean , Middle East , Orhan Pamuk , Turkey , Turkish government , United Arab Emirates , United Kingdom
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Unlike most Western governments there is little appetite among any Arab government for the translation and promotion of literature. It’s a great shame.
Added on 02/04/2011
Al Ahram Weekly , Alaa al-Aswany , Daily News Egypt , Democracy , Egypt , Egyptian Book Organization , Ibrahim al-Koni , Ibrahim Farghali , Latin America , Libya , Literature , Mubarak , Novelist , The National , The Washington Post
M. LYNX-QUALEY: With many of the ‘red lines’ now swept away novelists throughout the Arab world are free to touch on subjects hitherto out of bounds.