This June, the Shubbak Festival in London brought together authors Jana Elhassan and Mohamed Hassan Alwan in conversation with BBC broadcaster, writer, and arts critic Bidisha. Attending the event were representatives of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Banipal magazine, as well as literary translators, bloggers, critics and readers. ArabLit contributor Amira Abd El-Khalek was there.
There have been a number of interviews with the (charming) winner of this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) — Saud al-Sanousi, for his The Bamboo Stalk — in English-language media or English translation.
Photos from the awards ceremony, snapshots from the six short films about the authors, and brief videos.
On Tuesday night, judging chair Galal Amin announced that Kuwaiti writer Saud Alsanousi had won the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), popularly known as the Arabic Booker.
Who will win the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction?
In Banipal 46, there are excerpts of each of the six novels shortlisted for this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), which is set to be announced the evening of April 23: Four of the excerpts center on intimate… Read More ›
According to Ahram Online’s Mary Mourad, one of the 2013 Cairo Book Fair’s most heated discussions was over this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) shortlist: This year’s shortlist, after all, came as quite a surprise — leaving off acclaimed… Read More ›
International Prize for Arabic Fiction-shortlisted novelist Hussein El Wad has not yet responded to ArabLit’s request for an interview. However, Tunisian novelist Kamel Riahi conducted one with the charmingly modest El Wad (here), and it is translated to English by Tunisian Literature… Read More ›
Ibrahim Eissa’s Mowlana (excerpt here) was one of the six novels that made the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist. Eissa is primarily known as a journalist, editor, and commentator, but this is his seventh novel. He spoke with Asmaa Abdallah… Read More ›
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: Judges discuss why they chose particular novels: #
In conversation with Kaouther Jelassi, International Prize for Arabic Fiction judge Sobhi al-Boustani introduced himself as “a professor of Modern Arabic literature at INALCO, that is the Institut National de langues de civilisation orientales (National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations)… Read More ›
Chair of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction judges in 2013, Galal Amin introduced himself by saying: “I am an economist originally, or mainly, but I am also very interested in literature, and novels of all kinds. And I have… Read More ›