The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature Award Ceremony

AUC Tahrir Square - Ewart Memorial Hall ~ By registration

Join us for ‘The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature’ Award Ceremony on Wednesday, 11 December 2024, which is held every two years on the anniversary of Naguib Mahfouz’s birth.

The submitted novels go through an application process and the novels are reviewed by a committee of distinguished judges before being shortlisted. The shortlist will be announced on 30 August 2024. (Follow the AUC Press Facebook Page to receive updates on the shortlisted novels.)

The winning novel will be announced on 11 December 2024, during the ceremony.

The prize consists of a cash award of US$5,000 and worldwide publication in English translation by the American University in Cairo Press.

Meet the judging panel.

Learn more about The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

Pre-registration is required for attendance. More information on the registration process is coming soon.