Tomorrow at 4 p.m. BST, Banipal magazine and St. Aidan’s College will be hosting a Zoom event to celebrate five years of the Banipal visiting writer fellowship.
“The annual residency, which launched this week, is set to continue through April 21.”
“How can it continue if such an award-winning and successful Arab author is refused a visa? We will challenge this denial and discrimination with all our might. We are presently considering our next steps, as well as the possibility of bringing in a substitute Fellow for 2019.”
St. Alban’s College and Banipal magazine have announced that Sudanese author Hammour Ziada has won the 2019 Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship.
“Bin Shatwan is scheduled to arrive in Durham to begin her residency in January 2018. During her three-month residency, she’s meant to engage in monthly literary activities with writers and readers in Durham, the northeast of England, and in London — in addition to pursuing her work-in-progress.”
His interest shifted from the mechanisms of political reform to a social revolution. Women’s liberation, he said, “is at the heart” of this.
Although Arab women’s novels are (sometimes) celebrated in English translation, their nonfiction contributions are largely overlooked.
CORRECTION: The 2008 longlist is not on the International Prize for Arabic Fiction website (English, Arabic) and was, I’m told, sent to journalists after the shortlist was released in 2008.
However, a journalist-novelist has now sent along a copy of the 2008 longlist.
The PEN-supported collection features writing by the pseudonymous Anoud, as well as Hassan Abdulrazzak, Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Zhraa Alhaboby, Ali Bader, Hassan Blasim, Mortada Gzar, Jalal Hasan, Diaa Jubaili and Khalid Kaki.