American University in Cairo Press / Hoopoe

The American University in Cairo Press is the Middle East’s leading English-language book publisher. Now in its 60th year, our mission is to accurately reflect Egypt and the Middle East to a global readership in line with the main interests of the American University in Cairo. We also operate six bookstores in Cairo, including a flagship store in Tahrir Square.

In 2016, AUC Press launched Hoopoe, a fiction imprint for engaged, open-minded readers hungry for outstanding narrative that challenges headlines, re-imagines histories, and celebrates original storytelling. Fresh writing from Marrakesh to Baghdad and Khartoum to Aleppo, from historical epics, social satire, police procedurals, and stories of the future Middle East, Hoopoe’s books encompass the exciting and the unexpected.

Our authors are world-renowned and include Naguib Mahfouz, the only Arab writer to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the inspiration for the Naguib Mahfouz Prize for Literature which includes translation and publication by AUC Press of a work of fiction originally published in Arabic.

Please visit our online store and receive a 35% discount on all book purchases (applies to all available titles and backorders for books 90 days from publication date.) Address any questions to Sue Ostfield at

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