Added on 15/01/2013
Elias Khoury , Humphrey Davies , Israel , Mahmoud Darwish , Nasser , Oil , Palestine , Palestinian Territories , Twitter
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The novelist Elias Khoury has written a letter to Palestinians who began building a village on land seized by Israel. A haunting, elegiac letter
Added on 09/06/2012
Bashar al-Assad , Cairo , Elias Khoury , Humphrey Davies , Literature , Max Weiss , Samar Yazbek , Syria
M. LYNX-QUALEY: It’s a harrowing experience that feels immediate and real because the events are still ongoing.
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 24/07/2011
Al Masry Al Youm , Crown Prince , Egypt , Egypt’s Supreme Council of the Armed Forces , Humphrey Davies , Literature , Novelist , Poet , Radwa Ashour , Ramallah , Supreme Council of the Armed Forces
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Son of an acclaimed literary family, Tamim al-Barghouti’s ‘weird accent and non-Egyptian features’ seem to be a problem for some in Egypt…
Added on 16/05/2011
Alexandria , Bahaa Taher , BBC , Cairo , Christianity , Egypt , Gamal Abdel Nasser , Humphrey Davies , Khaled al-Berry , Salwa Bakr , Youssef Ziedan
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The pendulum between hope, denial and despair seems to be swinging ever quicker in Egypt. Literature however offers a longer view.
Added on 21/04/2011
Al Ahram Weekly , Alexandria , Arabian Gulf , AUC Press , Bahaa Taher , Bahrain , Beirut , Cairo , Catherine Cobham , Christina Phillips , Columbia University , Denys Johnson-Davies , Editor-in-Chief , Edward Said , Egypt , Elias Khoury , Emile Habibi , Gamal al-Ghitani , Ghassan Kanafani , Google+ , Haifa , Hanan al-Shaykh , Hassan Nasrallah , Humphrey Davies , Ibrahim Abdel Meguid , Ibrahim al-Koni , Ibrahim Aslan , Ibrahim Jabra , Indiana University , Iraq , Islah party , Italy , Khairy Shalaby , Kuwait , Literature , Minister of Information , Morocco , Mourid Barghouti , Naguib Mahfouz , Novelist , Paris , Peter Theroux , Qatar , Radwa Ashour , Rashad Abu Shawar , Salwa Bakr , Samia Mehrez , Shakir Mustafa , Syracuse University , Syria , Tawfiq al-Hakim , United Kingdom , William Hutchins , Yemen Times , Yusuf Idris
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The Arab Writers Union has listed the Top 100 Arabic novels. Puzzling, annoying, lists such as this are nevertheless fun.