I created this quiz for the Egypt Independent. The idea is not that the extraordinary book-lover should score 100% — although perhaps you will– but that you’re a bit entertained as we stroll together through the Arab and Arabic lit-prize landscape. From EI:
The landscape of Arabic literary prizes is changing: The last five years have seen an explosion of big-money prizes such as the “Arabic Booker,” the Etisalat Prize, and the Tayeb Salih award. It has also seen the collapse of some regime-affiliated awards, such as the Muammar Qadhafi and Saddam Hussein prizes. How well do you know the good, the bad, and the gossip about Arab and Arabic literary prizes? Take the quiz.