International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist Announcement Coming Later Today

Around 4:30 p.m. Tunis time, the shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction will be released, isa.

Our coverage in Tunis will be headed up by the capable Kaouther Jelassi. Until then, the 16 contenders for the six shortlist spots:

Title Author Online Publisher
Ya Mariam Sinan Antoon Profile & more 
Toya Ashraf El-Ashmawi Profile & more Al-Dar al-Masriya al-Lubnaniya
The Kingdom of this Earth  Hoda Barakat Profile & excerpt  Dar al-Adab
I, She and Other Women Jana Elhassan Profile & interview 
Arab Scientific Publishers
Jaffa Prepares Morning Coffee Anwar Hamed Profile & interview The Arabic Insitute for Research and Publishing
The Beaver Mohammed Hassan Alwan Profile & interview Dar al-Saqi
Our Master Ibrahim Issa Profile & more Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation
The Birds of the Holiday Inn Rabee Jaber Profile & excerpt Dar al-Tanwir
Sinalkul Elias Khoury Profiles and interviews Dar al-Adab
Lolita’s Fingers Waciny Laredj Profile & more Dar al-Adab
The Return of the Sheikh Mohammed Abdel Nabi Interview & more Rawafid
Lanterns of the King of Galilee Ibrahim Nasrallah Profile & more Arab Scientific Publishers
The President’s Gardens Muhsin al-Ramly Profile & more Thaqafa
The Bamboo Stick Saud Alsanousi Profile & more Arab Scientific Publishers
His Excellency the Minister Hussein Al-Wad Profile & more
Dar al-Janub
The Goatherd Amin Zaoui Profile & more Al-Ikhtilef