The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

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The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

Postby editor » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:01 am

Presented annually on December 11, the birthday of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz, by the President of the American University in Cairo in the presence of the Minister of Culture and many other prominent leaders of Egypt’s cultural life.

The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is awarded for the best contemporary novel published in Arabic (but not yet in English) and is selected every fall by the Mahfouz Award Committee. The award-winning book is subsequently translated and published in an English-language edition by the AUC Press in Cairo, New York, and London.

The American University in Cairo Press is the primary English-language publisher of Naguib Mahfouz and has published or licensed some 500 foreign-language editions of the Nobel laureate’s works in 40 languages.

The 18 winners of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature since its inauguration include 8 women, 9 men; 10 Egyptians (2 posthumously), 2 Palestinians, 1 Algerian, 1 Lebanese, 1 Moroccan, 1 Syrian, and 1 Iraqi:

2011: The Revolutionary Literary Creativity of the Egyptian People
2010: Miral al-Tahawy, Brooklyn Heights
2009: Khalil Sweileh, The Scribe of Love
2008: Hamdi Abu Golayyel, A Dog with No Tail
2007: Amina Zaydan, Red Wine
2006: Sahar Khalifeh, The Image, the Icon, and the Covenant
2005: Yusuf Abu Rayya, Wedding Night
2004: Alia Mamdouh, The Loved Ones
2003: Khairy Shalaby, The Lodging House
2002: Bensalem Himmich, The Polymath
2001: Somaya Ramadan, Leaves of Narcissus
2000: Hoda Barakat, The Tiller of Waters
1999: Edwar al-Kharrat, Rama and the Dragon
1998: Ahlam Mosteghanemi, Memory in the Flesh
1997: Mourid Barghouti, I Saw Ramallah; and Yusuf Idris, City of Love and Ashes
1996: Ibrahim Abdel Meguid, The Other Place; and Latifa al-Zayyat, The Open Door

How to Enter
The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is awarded on the basis of the literary excellence of the work as agreed by a panel of judges. The Award Committee meets in early summer to establish a shortlist of nominees and in the fall the judges make a final decision prior to the award ceremony on December 11 of every year.

Anyone can nominate a novel by giving the full bibliographical information of the work and contact information of the author and the original publisher. Any Arabic novel published anywhere in the world within the last 3 years but not yet translated into English is eligible. Authors can also nominate their works and send six copies of their book, along with a copy of their CV, with address, telephone, and email information. The AUC Press will acknowledge receipt of works, but only winners will be contacted thereafter, and books will not be returned to senders.

The AUC Press recommends that works or nominations sent to the Naguib Mahfouz Medal reach the AUC Press no later than June 15 of every year. All correspondence, inquiries, and contacts for the Mahfouz Medal award should be addressed to:

Mahfouz Award Committee
c/ o The American University in Cairo Press
113 Kasr El Aini Street
P.O. Box 2511
Cairo, Egypt

For more information, contact:

Neil Hewison
Associate Director for Editorial Programs
rnh(at)aucegypt.edu
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Re: The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature

Postby montada » Tue Jun 26, 2012 12:19 pm

June 26, 2012
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AUC Press Announces the 2012 Mahfouz Award

The American University in Cairo Press announced today the seventeenth annual Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, a major international award in support of contemporary Arabic literature. The award, consisting of a silver medal and a cash prize of $1,000 as well as translation and publication throughout the English-speaking world, will again be presented on December 11, the birthday of Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz, by the President of the American University in Cairo, in the presence of the Minister of Culture of Egypt and invited guests of the cultural and literary community of Cairo.

The Naguib Mahfouz Medal will be awarded for the best contemporary novel published in Arabic. New and recent works published in Arabic (but not yet in English) will be considered in the coming months by the Mahfouz Award Committee of the AUC Press, which includes Dr. Tahia Abdel Nasser, Dr. Shereen Abouelnaga, Dr. Humphrey Davies, Dr. Mona Tolba, Mr. Abdo Wazen.

The Award is sponsored by the American University in Cairo Press, which is the primary publisher of Naguib Mahfouz’s English-language editions and has published or licensed more than 600 foreign-language editions of his works in 40 languages. The AUC Press also publishes translations of more than 60 other literary authors from the Arab world.

Authors, translators, critics, and publishers who may wish to submit nominations for the 2012 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature should present their recommendations (consisting of five copies of the original Arabic book and the author’s CV) to the Mahfouz Award Committee, c/o the AUC Press, as early as possible, but not later than July 15, 2010.
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