March 2018 e-Newsletter


Book Reviews & Author News


“This is a fascinating study. Foxcroft is perceptive, accurate and knowledgeable.”

Review of Gayer-Anderson: The Life and Afterlife of the Irish Pasha by Louise Foxcroft (AUC Press, 2017) 

Literary Review, Piers Brendon, Issue 45 – February 2017


“As Naylor presents the city, Dimitrova’s photos bring the text to life, creating a perfect seduction.”
Review of Cairo Inside Out by Trevor Naylor with photographs by Doriana Dimitrova (AUC Press, 2017)
Publishers Weekly, February


“A distinctively Middle Eastern flavor and with an incredible diversity of writing”

Interview with AUC Press about its literary imprint Hoopoe

Bookwitty, 15 February


New Egyptian Literary Voices: Dystopias, Thrillers, Graphic Novels, and Future Histories
Among the list of books featured Nael Eltoukhy’s Women of Karantina (AUC Press, 2014), translated by Robin Moger,  and Mohamed Rabie’s Otared (Hoopoe Fiction, 2016), translated by Robin Moger.
Global Literature in Libraries Initiative, Marcia Lynx Qualey, 13 January


“Beautifully composed color photography”

Review of The Traditonal Crafts of Egypt, edited by Menha el-Batraoui (AUC Press, 2016)
Shepherd Express, David Luhrssen, 19 January


10 Bookish Gifts for and from Syria
The list includes No Knives in the Kitchens of This City by “the fantastic, stalwart, talented Syrian novelist Khaled Khalifa” 

BookRiot
, Marcia Lynx Qualey, 8 December 2016

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In the Spring Catalog

This Spring we are publishing a colorful new selection and variety of titles: they include the eagerly awaited third and final installment of Jason Thompson’s Wonderful Things, Zora O’Neill’s warm and witty travel account, All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World, Humphrey Davies’s and Lesley Lababidi’s fascinating A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo, explaining what the capital’s street names commemorate and when they were first recorded, and Jihad of the Pen: The Sufi Literature of West Africa, which explores the intellectual writings of some of that region’s most influential Muslim spiritual thinkers.

Click here to browse the complete Spring 2018 catalog.

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Aristocrats and Archaeologists book cover

Book Of The Month

Aristocrats and Archaeologists
An Edwardian Journey on the Nile

By Toby Wilkinson and Julian Platt
A collection of letters in a small painted box passed down through three generations of a London family is the starting point for a vivid account of a three-month journey up and down the Nile in a bygone age.

The letters, like a time capsule, bring to life a lost world of Edwardian travel and social mores, of Egypt on the brink of the modern age, of the great figures of Egyptology, of aristocrats and archaeologists.

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London Book Fair

Events

10–12 April
The London Book Fair
Olympia, London

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