Gabo Prize winners receive $200 and publication in the next issue of Lunch Ticket.
According to organizers, a total of 1900 entries were subbed this year; 438 for the literature category, 498 for the young-author category, and 205 in children's literature.
"The subjects, the structures, and the writing style are different between my Arabic books and Kurdish ones."
Herodotus had been around since 400 BC. During the Benghazi bombings, he made a run for it.
"Because I, too, know that no one dies of love, / I live my life like a normal woman."
"Someone can read Darwish with no knowledge of classical Arabic poetry, and of the preceding early Arab modernists, but it isn’t the same reading."
For that reason, Wardi’s words have been at the forefront of the current Sudanese revolution. He’s recalled as a strong example of a great artist who proved strong and steadfast in opinions, words, and actions. His revolutionary-themed pieces, which document crucial chapters of Sudanese history, have been used as rallies’ chants and played on the sit-in site loudspeakers.
"The winters are long and dark in this country, with snow blowing in great generous gusts, while summer is shorter than a sip of tea at the side of the road."
"The grant ranges from US$600 to US$1,300 per month determined by Mophradat based on the local living costs of the country of residency of the applicant, and covers from one and up to three months period depending on the writers’ need."
The Simple Past, was newly re-issued from NYRB Classics in Hugh A. Harter’s old 1990 translation, with a new introduction from Adam Shatz
One day, the father said to his daughter, “My darling, I want to get married.”
"While his short stories delve into silence, his current research turns to talking animals as they appear in myths and fables, and what they can tell us about histories of speech and power."