“Often, connectors in Arabic become punctuation marks in English – both function to break up a sentence into understandable sections[.]”
“Rania will be the first COA writer-in-residence to come from abroad since the Trump Administration’s visa policies were implemented.”
These are letters without addresses. Instead, they’re just titled: “To my father,” “To my brother,” “To my sweet mother,” or “To my dear… because that’s how the letters should begin.”
The novel has been vibrantly and compellingly translated by Jonathan Wright, and is forthcoming from Hoopoe Fiction at the end of July.
“Firstly, these are fun texts that capture a sense of marvel, wonder, humor, and, above all, adventure. In a university setting, both of these texts get at a fundamental human problem that I enjoy highlighting: How does one write about and represent cultures and peoples other than one’s own? What pitfalls await even a sympathetic observer?”
The winners of the “open” category will receive £1,000 (first), £750 (second) and £500 (third), while the winners of the 18-and-under category will receive £250 (first), £150 (second) and £100 (third). There will be one prize (£100) awarded in the 14-and-under category.
“But I hate it that I keep watch over the name I was given to capture me, that I drag it & it drags me, and that it’s stuck to my face and has become part of my voice.”
He came early with the news:
the best of Khindif, full-grown
and young combined, is dead.
The winner of the 2018 prize is set to be announced May 22 in London. Each year, the winning team’s £50,000 prize is divided equally between author and translator(s).
“As a literary critic and a writer with a disability, I found myself unable to remain silenced about the lack of representation of female diverse bodies.”
The finalists for both the fiction and poetry awards will be announced on Tuesday, May 15, with the winners set to be announced on Thursday, May 31.
There will be two awards: one for a debut work, and the other for an established author in the genre of speculative fiction. Each award winner will receive $5,000.