AUC Press Blog

  Elizabeth Loudon’s debut novel, A Stranger in Baghdad,  longlisted for the Bridport Novel Award, is published by Hoopoe (May

Hoopoe sat down with Sherif Meleka, author of Suleiman’s Ring, (Hoopoe, March 2023), to find out more about what drove him to

The award-winning Russian-Swedish photographer Xenia Nikolskaya talked about her book Dust: Egypt’s Forgotten Architecture, Revised and Expanded Edition (AUC Press,

Renowned heart surgeon Sir Magdi Yacoub spoke with Khaled Ezzelarab, associate professor of practice, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication,

Sherif Boraie is an editor and publisher based in Cairo. He founded his imprint, Zeitouna, in 1988, under which he has

Dr. Salima Ikram, acclaimed Egyptologist, distinguished university professor, and AUC Press author, gave a virtual talk on June 8 about

AUC Press attended the 2022 London International Book Fair (April 5 to 7)  at the Olympia Exhibition Centre, the first

The staff at AUC Press mourn the passing of Joseph Mitri, formerly AUC bookstore manager. Joe, as he was affectionately

R. Neil Hewison is the author of Fayoum Pottery: Ceramic Arts and Crafts in an Egyptian Oasis (AUC Press, 2021)

How have doctoral studies evolved in Egypt? What are the actual conditions of knowledge production in the country’s public universities?

By Cyrus Kadivar, author of Farewell Shiraz, An Iranian Memoir of Revolution and Exile (AUC Press, 2019, paperback edition). My

The exceptional Egyptian sociologist, AUC professor, and AUC Press author Mona Abaza sadly left us yesterday after a long and

Makes: 4 servings 2 tablespoons dried hibiscus flowers, or 4 hibiscus teabags 1 star anise 1 cm (1⁄2 in) piece

  On Earth Day 2021, we celebrate Egypt’s flora, fauna, and wildlife.   Desert Plants of Egypt’s Wadi El Gemal

The acclaimed and revered  Palestinian poet and writer Mourid Barghouti passed away on February 14 at the age of 76.

Lisa  J. White was a senior instructor of Arabic (2009–2019) and former executive director (1993–97) of CASA (the Center for

It was with great sadness that AUC Press learned of the death of young Egyptian novelist Bahaa Abdelmegid. He passed

A social and cultural anthropologist, Samuli Schielke works as a senior researcher at Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient in Berlin. He is

AUC Press staff are also working from home these days, trying to adjust to a new routine, holding  meetings online,

Trevor Naylor is the author of Cairo Inside Out (AUC Press, hbk, 2016; pbk, 2020) and more recently of Egypt

It is with great sadness that AUC Press learns of the passing of Michael Haag (1943–2020), writer, photographer, and historian.

AUC Press is deeply saddened by the passing of Deborah Manley, author, editor, and co-editor of some 60 books, and

    Last month, the New York Review of Books reviewed three of Khaled Khalifa’s novels, including No Knives in

Prominent Greek historian Alexander Kitroeff, author of The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt (AUC Press, 2019) gave a

The AUC Press is participating in the 53rd Middle East Studies Association (MESA) annual meeting in New Orleans (November 14–17,

Are you celebrating with your family and friends,  holding summer parties, or invited to a picnic, but just don’t know

By Nigel Fletcher-Jones When Giovanni Battista Belzoni entered the Great Temple at Abu Simbel on 1 August, 1817—as recorded in

AUC Press is deeply saddened by the passing of Hani Shukrallah. He was much more than one of Egypt’s most