American University in Cairo Press

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American University in Cairo Press
American University in Cairo Press
Status Active
Founded 1960 (1960)
Founder American University in Cairo
Country of origin  Egypt
Headquarters location Cairo
Distribution Worldwide
Official website

The American University in Cairo Press is the leading English-language publisher in the Middle East. Established in 1960, it is the publishing house of the American University in Cairo, a nonprofit educational institution and the region’s premier English-language university, reflecting its mission in education, research, and cultural exchange, through professional publishing programs and international bookselling services.

Today the AUC Press offers a backlist of more than 1200 publications including e-books and publishes annually up to 60 wide-ranging academic texts and general interest books on ancient and modern Egypt, the Middle East, and the Arab world, as well as Arabic literature.[1]

The AUC Press’s publishing program covers eight main subject categories:

  • Arabic Literature in Translation
  • Archaeology and Ancient Egypt
  • Architecture and the Arts
  • History and Biography
  • Language Studies
  • Politics, Economics, and Social Issues
  • Religious Studies
  • Travel Literature and Guidebooks

In April 2012, the AUC Press welcomed its new director, Dr. Nigel Fletcher-Jones, an experienced publisher of electronic content and science publications. Prior to his appointment, the AUC Press was headed for more than two decades by Mark Linz.

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  1. ^ "About the American University in Cairo Press". Retrieved 19 August 2013. 

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