Category: Authors

Time and Power: 2023 Alixa Naff Prize Winner

Time and Power: 2023 Alixa Naff Prize Winner

AUC Press author Melissa Gatter has won the 2023 Alixa Naff Prize in Migration Studies for her “timely, innovative, and theoretically sophisticated contribution to studies of displacement” in her book… READ MORE

“Did Napoleon really shoot cannons at the Pyramids”

“Did Napoleon really shoot cannons at the Pyramids”

Salima Ikram, professor of Egyptology at the American University in Cairo, discusses the topic of Napoleon’s alleged cannon fire at the Pyramids of Giza, She offers valuable insights on subjects ranging from the origin of the Great Sphinx to Napoleon’s real interest in the Pyramids.

“History is generally only a working hypothesis”

AUC Press had a Q&A session with Aidan Dodson, the author of “The Nubian Pharaohs of Egypt: Their Lives and Afterlives,” which is the sixth edition of the “Lives and Afterlives” series.

The book is an innovative account of the careers of the Nubians who occupied the Egyptian throne.

“Imagination is the key”

“Imagination is the key”

A Q&A with Ashraf El-Ashmawi, author of The House of the Coptic Woman: A Novel translated by Peter Daniel (AUC Press, 2023).

Recommended Books on Palestine

Recommended Books on Palestine

Cairo Scene and Arab News recently recommended books that engage with Palestinian history and culture, including these four AUC Press novels. The Woman from Tantoura by acclaimed Egyptian writer, Radwa… READ MORE

In Memory of Kamal Ruhayyim

In Memory of Kamal Ruhayyim

With profound sorrow, AUC Press mourns the loss of esteemed Egyptian writer Kamal Ruhayyim (1947–2023). Born in Egypt in 1947, Kamal Ruhayyim held a PhD in law from Cairo University…. READ MORE

Remembering Khaled Khalifa

Remembering Khaled Khalifa

It is with much sadness that AUC Press learned of the passing of Khaled Khalifa (1964–2023), award-winning Syrian writer. Born near Aleppo in 1964, Khalifa wrote screenplays for television and… READ MORE

Remembering Tarek Swelim (1958–2023)

Remembering Tarek Swelim (1958–2023)

AUC Press was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of art historian Dr. Tarek Swelim, who died on 2 September 2023 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

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