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Introducing the Judging Panel for the 2024 Award

Introducing the Judging Panel for the 2024 Award

Introducing the Judging Panel for the 2024 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature.
A committee of distinguished judges, encompassing a wealth of literary expertise, will assess the submissions and announce the shortlisted novels on 30 August 2024.

“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”

“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).

The 40th Anniversary of the UK’s first combined heart-lung transplant

The 40th Anniversary of the UK’s first combined heart-lung transplant

In a podcast interview with Oli Lewington released on 6 December 2023 by the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub shares the extraordinary tale of his struggle to establish a heart and lung transplant program at Harefield Hospital in the UK.

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