American University in Cairo Press

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American University in Cairo Press
American University in Cairo Press
Status Active
Founded 1960; 54 years ago (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.

History and profile[edit]

Established in 1960,[1] 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, Nigel Fletcher-Jones, an experienced publisher of electronic content and science publications.[2] Prior to his appointment, the AUC Press was headed for more than two decades by Mark Linz.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "About the American University in Cairo Press". Retrieved 19 August 2013. 
  2. ^ "How Does American University in Cairo Press Deal with ‘Red Lines’?". Arabic Literature. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 5 October 2014. 

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