June 2017 e-Newsletter

Book Reviews & Author News

Best of 2016 Fiction
Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City (Hoopoe, 2016) is among Powell’s favorite new fiction titles
PowellsBooks.Blog, 16 December 2016

“The sights, smells and horror of living in Aleppo come pounding to life in this book”

Book review of Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City (Hoopoe, 2016)
The New York Times, 14 December 2016

New Insights into the Arab World: 2016 Books
Al-Fanar Media recommends Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City (Hoopoe, 2016) as part of their year-end list of 2016 books
Al-Fanar Media, Ursula Lindsey, 12 December 2016

“DiMeo is a masterful literary critic” writes Sally Bland in her book review of Committed to Disillusion: Activist Writers in Egypt from the 1950s to the 1980s (AUC Press, 2016)
Jordan Times, 4 December 2016

“The second installment of Jason Thompson’s Wonderful Things is just as wonderful as the first”
Book review of Wonderful Things: A History of Egyptology: 2: The Golden Age: 1881–1914 by Jason Thompson (AUC Press, 2015)
HARN, 2 December 2016

“That Sheehan was obliged to operate on an essentially rescue-archaeology basis makes the long list of achievements documented in this book all the more remarkable,” writes John P. Cooper, in his review of Babylon of Egypt: The Archaeology of Old Cairo and the Origins of the City (Revised Edition) (AUC Press, 2015) 

International Journal of Nautical Archaeology, August 2016


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Denys Johnson-Davies

In This Issue

Denys Johnson-Davies

The American University in Cairo Press notes with great sadness the passing of the leading and award-winning Arabic–English translator Denys Johnson-Davies, one month before his ninety-fifth birthday.

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The Dream

Book Of The Month

The Dream
A Diary of the Film

By Mohammad Malas
Introduced by Samirah Alkassim

A Syrian filmmaker’s haunting record of his time in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps...

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Frankfurt Book Fair


11 – 15 October
Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt, Germany

11 December
The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature Award Ceremony
AUC Tahrir Campus

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