Literature related news in Egypt

Kutub stands in support with people of Egypt.  As we look to Arabic Literature, included below are some links to discussions about the impact of current events on Egypt’s authors, readers, publishing houses, etc.

Words Without Borders, literary informed article by Chris Rosetti

ArabLit blog on 60s generation Egyptian authors and Revolution

American University in Cairo Press ransacked by police

Cairo Book Fair Canceled

Western publishers responsibility to support Egyptian publishers

Novelist Ahdaf Soueif speaking from Tahrir Square on Democracy Now (Kutub featured author, April 2011)

Novelist Ahmed Alaidy in the Washington Post and via Bloomsbury Qatar (Kutub featured author, March 2007)

Novelist Alaa Al Aswany in the LA Times and in The Independent (Kutub featured author, Feb 2007 and May 2008)

Novelist Nawal El Saadawi supports the Revolution (Kutub featured author, November 2010)

The WSJ on the safety of Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Recommendations on relevant reading lists from ArabLit blog

Poetry and Protest article by Elliot Colla posted on

Amany Aly Shawky in Al Masry al Youm on police brutality in Egyptian Literature

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