In January, the Katara Cultural Village announced its intention to launch a new big-money Arabic novel prize. Now, the prize’s web presence has launched (http://www.kataranovels.com/ @kataranovels), revealing details of the $650,000 prize.
As it closed last Wednesday, the Cairo International Book Fair handed out its award. Unfortunately for this year’s winners, this year’s prize has become not for its winning books, but for its secrecy and strange decisions.
The Katara Cultural Village has announced that the organization is set to launch a $200,000 award for Arabic novel.
I’m late to this, but the first ever Emirates Novel Award (@UAENovelAward) announced three finalists for its Best Short Novel (17,000 – 40,000 words) category last Thursday.
Last night, Egypt’s ninth annual Sawiris Cultural Awards were announced at a ceremony at the Cairo Opera House, and authors Mahmoud al-Wardani, Huda Ahmed, Yasser Abdellatif, and Mohamed Abdelnaby were given top literary honors.
Eight titles were shortlisted for the first-ever ‘Prix de la Jeune Litterature Arabe.’ Douaihy won the prize for his St. George Was Looking Away, trans. Stephanie Dujols ( شريد المنازل).
The festival, which will take place on the University of Oklahoma campus from October 29 – November 1, will spotlight Palestinian-American novelist Naomi Shihab Nye, who is set to receive the $25,000 2013 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature.
Ferial Ghazoul and John Verlenden — both at the American University in Cairo — have won this year’s University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award for their collection “Chronicles of Majnun Layla and Selected Poems of Qassim Haddad,” by Bahrain’s great living poet.
Ben East of The National interviewed 2015 Man Booker International judge Wen-chin Ouyang, professor of Arabic and comparative literature at SOAS, about whether she might be waving the flag for Arab writers over the next two years.
Late last week, Jean-Luc Lagardère and the Arab World Institute Foundation announced the eight titles on the shortlist for the first ever ‘Prix de la Jeune Litterature Arabe’: To be eligible for the prize, books can be written in Arabic… Read More ›
Officials announced yesterday that Iraqi novelist Abbas Khider had won the biennial literary prize of the city Dortmund, the €15,000 Nelly-Sachs-Preis.
The longlist of the 2013 Guardian First Book Award was announced today, and 11 titles will compete, including Shereen El Feki’s Sex and the Citadel.