Added on 23/07/2013
Arabic language , Asia , Entertainment/Culture , Fertile Crescent , Languages of Africa , Languages of Asia , Novelist , Palestinian people , Selma Dabbagh , writer
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Unlike, say South American writers such as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Arab writers appear to be defined by their geography and politics
Added on 11/05/2013
Alex Zucker , Arabic literature , Culture of New York City , Elias Khoury , Entertainment/Culture , Iraq , Islam , Khouri , Literature , Novelist , PEN America , PEN American Center , PEN World Voices , Postcolonial literature , Religion , Salman Rushdie , Suzanne Nossel
M. LYNX-QUALEY: At major international writer events there seems to be an overwhelming focus on the politics of the region. Understandable but we’re neglecting a fuller picture
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 22/12/2012
Artist , Ba’ath Party , BBC , Beirut , Cairo , Cyprus , Europe , France , Germany , Iraq , Istanbul , Journalism , Journalist , Khaled Mattawa , Kirkuk , Literature , London , Margaret Obank , Novelist , Poet , Poetry , prolific author , Syria , United Kingdom
AMIRA ABD EL-KHALEK, CGNEWS: He is one of the Arab World’s most revered authors and recently looked back on his life of writing.
Added on 03/12/2012
Ahmed Bin Shabib , Artist , Dubai , Iraq , Literature , Middle East , Novelist , Sarah Malki , The National , UAE
M. LYNX-QUALEY: The opening today of a new venue in Dubai which encourages artists and authors to meet is further evidence of the growing cultural scene in the city
Added on 21/10/2012
American University , American University in Cairo , Egyptian government , German Book Trade , Literature , Novelist
M. LYNX-QUALEY: There’s always bound to be heated debate about the merits of judging literature but the Arab world’s literary prizes attract particularly warm discussion.
Added on 22/09/2012
American University , American University in Cairo , Elias Khoury , Lebanon , Literature , Novelist , President
MOHGA HASSIB, ARABLIT: There is a debate among writers about how to treat the subject of torture. The acclaimed Lebanese writer Elias Khoury has firm views
Added on 27/08/2012
Mohammad Al Qahtani , Norway , Novelist , Saudi Arabia , Saudi Civil and Political Rights Association , Twitter , United Arab Emirates
EMAN AL NAFJAN: They’re individuals who have inspired others with their courage, their humanity and their personal example.
Added on 25/08/2012
Aleppo , Artist , Beirut , Damascus , Egypt , Facebook , Literature , Max Weiss , Novelist , Syria
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Ahdaf Soueif said it first but many of her peers agree that the tumultuous events wracking the Arab world leave fiction irrelevant.
Added on 01/08/2012
Common Ground News Service
Baghdad , Cairo , Egypt , Europe , Iraq , Israel , Jerusalem , Journalist , Khaled Diab , Middle East , Naguib Mahfouz , Novelist , Poet , www.chronikler.com
KHALED DIAB, CGNEWS: It’s possible to see the key struggles of the last 60 years through the prism of the life of Sasson Somekh.
Added on 29/07/2012
Arab League , Bashar al-Assad , Beirut , Damascus , Fatah , Ghassan Kanafani , Hamas , Iraq , Israel , Jordan , Kuwait , Lebanon , Mossad , Novelist , Palestine , Palestine Liberation Organization , Palestinian Territories , Ramallah , Rashad Abu Shawar , Refugees , Saddam Hussein , Syria , Television network , The Jerusalem Post , United Nations , United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees , United States
RAMZY BAROUD: There has been a flood of Palestinian refugees into Syria and they’re facing desperate times.
Added on 09/07/2012
German Book Trade , Germany , Hitler , Literature , Nobel committee , North Africa , Novelist
M. LYNX-QUALEY: Whether it’s the Nobel Prize or those closer to home there’s always a bit – or more – of politics when literary prizes are awarded.
Added on 08/07/2012
Common Ground News Service
America , Chicago , Co-Editor , Comedian , Entrepreneur , Islam , Michigan , Novelist , Poet , The American Muslim , United States , United States Army
NADIA MOHAMMAD, CGNEWS: Everyone seems to have an opinion on who and what Muslim men are. Time to ask the men themselves
Added on 25/06/2012
Ahmad Shafiq , Alexandria , Amr Moussa , Cairo , Egypt , elected president , Elections , France , Hamdeen Sabahi , Hosni Mubarak , Iran , Mediterranean , Middle East , Mohammed Morsi , Muhammad Mursi , Muslim Brotherhood , Muslim Brotherhood’s Freedom and Justice Party , National Democratic Party , Novelist , President , Prime Minister , Saudi Arabia , Supreme Court
JUAN COLE: One problem for Mursi is mollifying the Egyptians who are terrified of him, fearing he wants to turn their fun-loving country into a grim Saudi Arabia.
Added on 01/06/2012
Al Akhbar , Ali Ferzat , Australia , Cartoonist , CNN , Khaled Khalifa , LA Times , Le Monde , Literature , Novelist , Syria , the LA Times , The New York Times , United Kingdom
M. LYNX-QUALEY: His hand was broken by thugs last week but celebrated novelist Khaled Khalifa continues his work
Added on 27/05/2012
Ahmad Shafiq , Bahrain , Bangladesh , Cairo , Camp David , David Horowitz , Egypt , Egypt’s Suez Canal , France , Freedom and Justice Party , Hamdeen Sabahi , Iran , Islamic Republic of Iran , Israel , Lyndon Johnson , Mubarak , Mubarak government , Muhammad Mursi , Muslim Brotherhood , Nicolas Sarkozy , Novelist , Oil , oil monarchies , Pentagon , President , Prime Minister , Republican Party , Richard Nixon , Ronald Reagan , Suez , Suez Canal , Syria , Tahrir Square , Turkey , United States
JUAN COLE: The Egyptian electorate seems to have a strong leaning for ‘law and order’. Very similar to the U.S electorate in the 1960s
Added on 15/05/2012
Amman , Army , Baghdad , Bahrain , Co-Editor , Europe , Georgetown , Harvard , Iraq , Journalism , Kuwait , Literature , Mahmoud Darwish , Massachusetts , Novelist , Paris , Poet , Rome , Saddam Hussein , Sinan Antoon , Syria , travel ban , United Nations , United States , Yemen
TABSIR: A celebrated novelist, poet and filmmaker Sinan Antoon reflects on life in Iraq before and after the fall of Saddam Hussein
Added on 30/04/2012
Al Ahram , Al Ahram Weekly , Cairo , Egypt , Farouk , Gamal al-Ghitani , Literature , Naguib Mahfouz , Novelist , Paris , Tawfiq al-Hakim
M. LYNX-QUALEY: It may be Cairo’s oldest book market but heritage is no protector from increasing development
Added on 15/02/2012
Al Aswany , Alaa al-Aswany , Army , Chicago , Coca cola , Democracy , Egypt , Islamist , Literature , Member of Parliament , Minister of the Interior , Mubarak , Muslim Brotherhood , Nile , Novelist , political commentator , Port Said , Prime Minister , Salafi , State media , Tahrir Square , The New Yorker , The Yacoubian Building
M. LYNX-QUALEY: He is arguably Egypt’s leading public intellectual and every week he holds public salons whose numbers have swelled hugely over the past year.
Added on 23/01/2012
Novelist , Social Media , Tim Berners-Lee , Twitter
ALEXANDER MCNABB: You may note a reference or two to my novel but, hey, there’s a price to pay for free consultancy!