Sights, Sounds, and Quotes from the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist Announcement

Kaouther Jelassi and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction photographer Yahya Gabous captured many of the sights and sounds from the shortlist announcement:

Tunisia's Minister of Culture, Mehdi Mabrouk. Credit: Yahya Gabous

Tunisia’s Minister of Culture, Mehdi Mabrouk. Credit: Yahya Gabous

Judges discuss why they chose particular novels:

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The five judges. Credit Kaouther Jelassi.

The five judges. Credit Kaouther Jelassi.

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Judges Barbara Michalak-Pikulska and Galal Amin conferring; Ali Ferzat laughing.

Judges Ali Ferzat, Sobhi Boustani, and Zahia Smail Salhi sharing a joke. Credit Kaouther Jelassi

Judges Ali Ferzat, Sobhi Boustani, and Zahia Smail Salhi sharing a joke. Credit Kaouther Jelassi

Judge Zahia Smail Salhi addresses the topic of novels and the “Arab Spring”:

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Ali Ferzat again. Credit Kaouther Jelassi.

Ali Ferzat again. Credit Kaouther Jelassi.

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The audience asks questions, judges respond:

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From the evening's musical ensemble. Credit: Kaouther Jelassi.

From the evening’s musical ensemble. Credit: Kaouther Jelassi.



Categories: Arabic Booker, International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)

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