How to Enter for the 2016 AwardThe Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is awarded annually on the basis of the literary excellence of the work as agreed by a panel of judges. The Award Committee meets in the spring of each year to review the submitted novels, and in the fall the judges make a final decision prior to the award ceremony on 11 December.
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 in 2014 or 2015 but not yet translated into English is eligible for the 2016 award. 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 for the 2016 award reach the AUC Press no later than 15 February 2016. 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
For more information, contact:
Associate Director for Editorial Programs
Tel: +202 2797-6892+202 2797-6892