October 2017 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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Neil Hewison

In This Issue

“To take on such an enterprise—to create a canon of modern Arabic literature in English translation where there was none—anyone would need a great deal of enthusiasm, curiosity, and persistence. But Neil brought more than that, he brought an openhearted kindness as well.—Marcia Lynx Qualey, freelance cultural journalist andArabic Literature in English blogger.”

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Marcus Simaika

Book Of The Month

Marcus Simaika
Father of Coptic Archaeology
By Samir Simaika and Nevine Henein
Introduction by Donald M. Reid

Marcus Pasha Simaika (1864–1944) was born to a prominent Coptic family on the eve of the inauguration of the Suez Canal and the British occupation of Egypt...

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Rose's Cairo Book Club

Events


4 November
Rose's Cairo Book Club hosted by AUC Bookstores Riham Adlyof Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge (Hoopoe, 2017)
A novel by Ezzedine C. Fishere, translated by John Peate
AUC Tahrir Bookstore
AUC Tahrir Campus
2:00pm

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