“I remember Emile Habibi, the great Palestinian novelist, once said to me, How dare you give the characters of your novels Christian or Muslim names?”
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Prominent Authors, Including Elias Khoury, Make 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist
“The six novels chosen from the huge number (186) submitted to the International Prize for Arabic Fiction stand out for their brilliant artistic structure, development of characters and treatment of socially sensitive and daring subject matter.”
“[I]t was selected by Cannes Film Festival to be part of its official, out of competition selections[.]”
Each winner was awarded $25,000.
“If you were at my house, there would be no question. You would just eat.”
Library of Arabic Literature’s ‘Paperback Launch’ to Feature Amitav Ghosh, Elias Khoury, Sinan Antoon
“In less than a month, the Library of Arabic Literature (LAL) will launch its first four English-only paperback volumes.”
The full ten-book longlist includes two books from North Africa and one from Lebanon.
On April 21, Yehouda Shenhav, the Hebrew translator of White Masks, will speak on “Elias Khoury’s Language of Violence: Representing/Intervening/Translating.”
Archipelago Books has announced that Elias Khoury’s latest novel, his International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)-longlisted Sinalcol, will be forthcoming in the spring of 2015.
As you’ve probably seen, Palestinians have begun to erect a new village, Bab al-Shams (Gate of the Sun) on land seized by Israel for new settlements. (More in Electronic Intifada, NYTimes.) The village’s name is taken from Elias Khoury’s beautiful, epic novel,… Read More ›
Elias Khoury’s Sinalcol is one of the few titles on the longlist for the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) that already has been translated into French (available next month, trans. Rania Samara) and will soon be released in… Read More ›
Mohga Hassib, who recently interviewed Elias Khoury for ArabLit, also attended his talk at the American University in Cairo. At the talk, he spoke about the value of seeing things afresh, through children’s eyes: