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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Cairo, 2018

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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Kairo, 2018

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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Cairo, 2018

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Cairo Short Stories 2018

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Following the enormous response of the last years, the literature project “Cairo Short Stories” returns, supporting up-and-coming local writers and helping them to make international contacts. The project was developed in cooperation with KfW Stiftung, Goethe-Institut Cairo and Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation, London.

The award-winning writer Wagdy El Komy took over the management of the writing workshop, which offers talented young literary talent in Egypt the opportunity to develop and discuss short stories together.

Following the announcement of the competition, 265 young Egyptians submitted samples of their work that were partly of exceptional literary merit. A jury composed of several eminent Egyptian literary pundits selected twelve participants for the workshops in June and July 2018. 

Shortlisted candidates:
Kamilla Hussein Hafez Ibrahim (Cairo)
Hend Ahmed Gaffer (Alexandria)
Israa Mokaydem (Cairo)

Mohamed El Baaly (Publisher)
Shereen Abou El Naga (Author and Professor at University of Cairo)
Mansoura Ez-Eldin (Author and Journalist)
Tarek Emam (Author)
Mohamed Abd El Naby (Author and Translator)
Günther Orth (Translator)

Cairo Short Stories 2018