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Top Spanish literature award for Mexican Fernando del Paso

The Cervantes Prize is the most important literary honor of the Spanish-speaking world. This year, the accolade goes to a multi-talented monument of Mexican culture, Fernando del Paso. The 80-year old Mexican novelist and poet is this year’s winner of the Cervante Prize, announced the Spanish Culture Minister Inigo Méndez on Thursday (12.11.2015). The award …

Deutsche Welle

Notable writer Gamal El-Ghitani dies at age 70

Egyptian renowned writer Gamal El-Ghitani died Sunday after being a coma since August. El-Ghitani stands as one of Egypt’s literature heavyweights, winning many prizes and gaining international recognition. His last decoration was the Nile Award for Literature in 2015. He was also responsible for establishing Egypt’s most posh literary publications in 1993, after a successful …

Daily News Egypt

Death of a poet in Iran

By Dr Cesar Chelala “I have tried to defend the legitimate right that every people in this world should have, which is the right to live freely with full civil rights. With all these miseries and tragedies, I have never used a weapon to fight these atrocious crimes except the pen,” wrote Hashem Shaabani, a young …

Daily News Egypt

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