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Egypt feminist writer Nawal Al-Saadawi dies at 90
Egypt

Egypt feminist writer Nawal Al-Saadawi dies at 90

Egyptian feminist author Nawal al-Saadawi has passed away on Sunday at age 90 after struggling with illness. Saadawi had made…
Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88
World

Nobel laureate Toni Morrison dead at 88

NEW YORK (AP) — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in…
Daughter of Naguib Mahfouz donates his coat to Naguib Mahfouz Museum
Culture

Daughter of Naguib Mahfouz donates his coat to Naguib Mahfouz Museum

Om Kalthoum Naguib Mahfouz presented her father’s coat as a gift to Egypt’s Culture Ministry which will be showcased in…
Google celebrates birthday of famed author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik
Culture

Google celebrates birthday of famed author Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

To celebrate his 57th birthday on Monday, 10 June, Google has honored late Egyptian author and physician Ahmed Khaled Tawfik…
US playwright, ‘king of comedy’ Neil Simon dead at 91
Culture

US playwright, ‘king of comedy’ Neil Simon dead at 91

  Neil Simon, the prolific and Pulitzer Prize-winning US playwright celebrated as the king of comedy who won more Oscar…
Second series of controversial drama on Muslim Brotherhood in casting
Cinema/TV

Second series of controversial drama on Muslim Brotherhood in casting

Screenwriter Wahid Hamed has announced that preparations are underway to start filming the second series of a 2010 television drama…
Prominent writer Alaa al-Deeb passes away at 77
Books

Prominent writer Alaa al-Deeb passes away at 77

Writer Alaa al-Deeb passed away in Maadi Military Hospital on Thursday evening at the age of 77. The funeral will be…
Q&A with Juan Carlos literary award winner: The prize was a surprise
Books

Q&A with Juan Carlos literary award winner: The prize was a surprise

Writer Soad Suleiman, who won the Juan Carlos Spanish award for short stories, said the prize was a surprise to…
Egyptian Novelist Edward Al-Kharrat dies at 89
Art news

Egyptian Novelist Edward Al-Kharrat dies at 89

The Egyptian novelist and critic Edward Al-Kharrat died on Tuesday at the age 89 from complications due to pneumonia. Al-Kharrat…
From slum to bookshop, Brazil drug queen turns writer
Art news

From slum to bookshop, Brazil drug queen turns writer

She started sniffing glue at age six to ease the hunger of life in a Brazilian slum.
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