Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

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The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is a literary award for Arabic literature.[1][2] It is given to the best contemporary novel written in Arabic, but not available in English translation.[2] The winning book is then translated into English, and published by American University in Cairo Press.[2] It was first awarded in 1996 and is presented annually on December 11, the birthday of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, by the President of the American University in Cairo.[2]

2011 was a unique year for the award because of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. The campuses of the American University in Cairo were operationally impacted and instead of presenting no award, AUCP gave the award to "the revolutionary creativity of the Egyptian people during the popular uprising that began on 25 January 2011."[3]

Winners[edit]

Previous winners.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Children of Our Alley: Mahfouz Award Fuels Schism in Egyptian Literary Field" by Samia Mehrez, Al-Jadid magazine, vol. 8, no. 41, Fall 2002. Last accessed October 8, 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, official website.
  3. ^ a b "This year’s Naguib Mahfouz Medal award goes to … you", M. Lynx Qualey, Almasry Alyoum, 12/12/2011
  4. ^ "The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature". The American University in Cairo Press. Retrieved May 5, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Palestinian female novelist granted Naguib Mahfouz medal in Cairo." Xinhua News Agency. (Dec. 11, 2006). Gale Document Number: GALE|A155758476. Last accessed October 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Syrian writer wins naguib mahfouz medal for literature." (2009, Dec 14). Daily News Egypt. ProQuest document ID: 430675528. Last accessed October 8, 2012.
  7. ^ "Professor receives naguib mahfouz medal for literature" (2010, Dec 13). Targeted News Service [Washington, D.C]. ProQuest document ID: 817419218. Last accessed October 8, 2012.
  8. ^ mlynxqualey (December 11, 2012). "Ezzat El Kamhawi’s ‘House of al-Deeb’ Wins 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal". Arab Literature (in English). Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  9. ^ Mohammed Saad (December 12, 2012). "Ezzat El-Kamhawi awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature". Al-Ahram. Retrieved December 12, 2012. 
  10. ^ Mohammed Saad (December 11, 2013). "Syrian Writer Khaled Khalifa wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature". Al-Ahram. Retrieved December 11, 2013. 

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