The announcement of the winner of the 2015 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature. Organized by the AUC Press, the event coincides with the anniversary of the Egyptian Nobel Literature laureate’s birth in 1911.
Since 1996, The Mahfouz Medal is awarded every year by a distinguished panel of judges, and consists of a silver medal, a cash prize of $1,000 and an English translation and publication of the winning novel by the AUC Press in Cairo and worldwide.
The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is sponsored by the AUC Press, which is the publisher of over 50 of English-language editions of Naguib Mahfouz, and has contracted more than 600 other foreign-language editions on behalf of the Nobel laureate in 40 languages.
The panel of judges for this year’s Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature includes, Tahia Abdel Nasser, professor of English and comparative literature, AUC; Shereen Abouelnaga, professor of English literature, Cairo University; Mona Tolba, associate professor of Arabic literature, Ain Shams University; Humphrey Davies, renowned translator of Arabic fiction, historical and classical texts, AUC and Rasheed El Enany, emeritus professor of modern Arabic literature, University of Exeter.
Oriental Hall; AUC Tahrir Square
Saturday, December 12, 6:00 pm