Topic: German-Arab Literature Exchange

Amal Ibrahim al-Nusairi and Samarkand al-Jabiri at the Leipzig Book Fair 2015 (photo: Deutschlandradio/Christian Kruppa)

Women writers in Iraq

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Writing to stay alive

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (photo: Ullstein Bild – Roger Viollet)

Goethe and the Orient

Why did the poet's mind wander to far-off climes?

Abbas Khider (photo: imago)

Interview with the Iraqi author Abbas Khider

"German is my new language"

Assia Djebar (photo: picture-alliance/obs)

Obituary: the Algerian author Assia Djebar

Trailblazer for her country, her gender and her continent

Ahmed Mourad (photo: Ahmed Mourad)

Book review: "Diamond Dust" by Ahmed Mourad

A dark political crime novel from Egypt

Sherif Bakr, initiator of the "Cairo Calling" programme, during a tour of the 2015 Cairo International Book Fair (photo: Amira El Ahl)

Cairo International Book Fair 2015

Navigating the jungle

Fadhil al-Azzawi (photo: Lewis Gropp/DW)

Fadhil al-Azzawi's novel "The Last of the Angels"

Topical, thrilling and entertaining – even after 25 years

Sherko Fatah (photo: picture-alliance/ZB)

Book review: "The Last Place" by Sherko Fatah

A book about intercultural misunderstandings

Hartmut Faehndrich (photo: Ruth Renée Reif)

Interview with literary translator Hartmut Faehndrich

"What I don't see is an on-going interest in Arabic literature"

Empty aisles and stands at the Cairo International Book Fair 2014 (photo: Amira El Ahl)

Cairo International Book Fair 2014

Reader, where art thou?

Raja Alem (photo: Unionsverlag)

Interview with Saudi Arabian writer Raja Alem

"When I write I am free, like flying in my dreams"

Translations of Classical Islamic Literature

From the Emotional Orient to the Distortion of Islam

German Bookshop Lehnert & Landrock

The Dangerous Job of Selling Books in Cairo

A reading in Cairo, Egypt (photo: Nael El Toukhy/DW)

Egyptian Literature

New Departures, New Visions

Khaled Alkhamissi (photo: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Interview with Egyptian Writer Khaled Alkhamissi

''We Are Living in a Vibrant Social Era in Egypt''

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