The American University in Cairo Press
Director : N. Fletcher-Jones
Established in 1960, the AUC Press has become the region’s foremost English-language publishing house. Its goals and purposes reflect and support AUC’s mission in education, research, and cultural exchange through professional publishing and bookselling services.
AUC’s publishing house continues to develop its programs of high quality scholarly, literary, and general interest publications on Egypt and the Middle East, publishing up to 60 new books each year, with a backlist of around 1500 titles for worldwide distribution. The Press is the primary English-language publisher and the worldwide agent of Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz, and presents the annual Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature to support modern Arabic literature in translation. A Fund for Scholarly Books and Translations of Arabic Literature was established in 2000.
The six AUC Bookstores (located on the New Cairo Campus, on the Downtown Campus, and in Zamalek) supply the university’s textbooks and provide Cairo’s English-language community with AUC Press books and with a wide variety of other books on Egypt and the Middle East, as well as modern fiction and general nonfiction, guides, and gift books.