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The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor

Tutankhamun: The Treasures of the Tomb

A Field Guide to the Street Names of Central Cairo

Islamic Monuments in Cairo (the 7th Edition)

Hassan Fathy: An Architectural Life


Amarna Sunset

Egypt’s Desert Dreams

All Strangers Are Kin

The Political Economy of Reforms in Egypt

Orientalist Lives


Farewell Shiraz: An Iranian Memoir of Revolution and Exile

Musiqa al-Kalimat

Cairo Inside Out

No Knives in the Kitchens of This City

A Taste of Egypt


Mohammad Rabie

Born in 1978, Mohammad Rabie is the author of three acclaimed novels. His first novel, Amber's Planet, won first prize in the Emerging Writers category of the Sawiris Cultural Award in 2012. He lives in Cairo, Egypt. Robin Moger studied Egyptology and Arabic at Oxford University before working as a journalist in Cairo for six years. He is the translator of A Dog with No Tail by Hamdi Abu Golayyel (AUC Press, 2009) and Women of Karantina by Nael Eltoukhy (AUC Press, 2014), and his translation for Writing Revolution (2013) won the 2013 English PEN Award for outstanding writing...

Menha el-Batraoui

Menha el-Batraoui is a theater critic and architectural journalist based in Egypt. She holds a degree in French literature from Cairo University and is the translator from Arabic of La crise de la société rurale en Egypte: La fin du fellah? by Habib Ayeb.

Ibrahim Essa

Bestselling Egyptian author Ibrahim Essa is a renowned journalist, TV personality, and political commentator. He lives in Cairo, Egypt. Translator of the winning novel in the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize and winner of the Saif Ghobash–Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Jonathan Wright was formerly the Reuters bureau chief in Cairo. He has translated Alaa Al-Aswany, Youssef Ziedan & Hassan Blassim. He lives in London, UK. Award-winning translator Jonathan Wright was formerly the Reuters bureau chief in Cairo.

Dominique Navarro

Dominique Navarro is an Emmy Award winning art director, natural history artist, and writer. She collaborates on documentary television productions and environmental projects producing posters, books, and field guides for museums, schools, tourism, and ecology programs. A trained forensic artist, she produces illustrations and sculptural reconstructions of unidentified persons and ancient archeological remains, and she has worked at the excavation of a 25th Dynasty temple tomb near Luxor, Egypt. The AUC Press Nature Foldouts has been one of her most passionate projects, to inspire an appreciation towards the natural environment and heritage of Egypt.

Naguib Mahfouz

Naguib Mahfouz (1911–2006) was born in the crowded Cairo district of Gamaliya. He wrote nearly 40 novel-length works, plus hundreds of short stories and numerous screenplays. He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1988. Kay Heikkinen holds a PhD in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University, where she first became interested in Arabic history, language, and literature. She has taught medieval history and literature as well as Islamic civilization, and currently teaches Arabic at the University of Chicago.