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Authors Ibrahim Abdel-Meguid and Ahmed El-Khamisi likely winners of Sawiris Award
Under the theme "Year of the Egyptian Revolution and Naguib Mahfouz Centennial," the award winners of the seventh round of the Sawaris Cultural Award will be announced on Monday evening

Cairo International Book Fair to open on 22 January
Publishers express relief at decision to hold fair on schedule after fears it could be delayed to avoid clashing with Egyptian Revolution anniversary

Book review: Is secularism the solution?
El-Qadi argues for secularism from an Islamic and historical point of view

Bibliotheca Alexandrina celebrates Egypt's most iconic publishing house
One of Alexandria's main cultural centres launches a New Year project to document Dar Al-Hilal's work

The bookish best of 2011
As the year comes to a close, Ahram Online Books asks prominent Egyptian intellectuals what their favourites reads were of 2011

Postponement of Cairo International Book Fair frightens publishers
After the cancellation of the Cairo book fair in 2011, publishers fear postponing it in 2012 risks the demise of the Arab world’s oldest and largest book event

School students explore Naguib Mahfouz and Egypt’s revolutionary history
Fine Art Bus takes students on a tour of places Mahfouz visited in his daily life, including his favourite writing spot Cafe Riche

Eight volumes of ‘Description De L'Egypte’ found intact
Of the twenty truckloads of manuscripts rescued from the burnt out Scientific Institute, only one quarter were in a state to be restored, including eight of the 24 volumes of the historic text

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Novelist Ibrahim Aslan dies at 77First issues of Family Library new season outLibrary chief requests investigation into smuggling of Mahfouz archives Cairo International Book Fair closed 25-26 January for revolution's anniversary Event: Nasser Iraq to discuss his new novel at DiwanEvent: Ezzedine Choukri Fishere at Diwan in Zamalek on 10 January Doha Magazine is released with cover story on the rhetoric of fallen Arab leadersCulture monthly Al-Hilal celebrates founder Gorgy ZeidanEvent: Hosting Upper Egyptian writers at Bibliotheca AlexandrinaNew Release: The Orabi Revolution 130 years onNaguib Mahfouz remembered by a book-signing on Coptic Christmas DayActivists launch campaign to save Cairo book fair