"This is the only award that could possibly matter to me, as anyone who has read 'When We Were Arabs' is well aware."
The fourth award, for children's and young adult literature, went to pediatric nurse and debut author Michelle Chalfoun for "The Treasure of Maria Mamoun."
"I feel very vulnerable as a teacher. Many of my fears around that came out in my play ZAFIRA. She was a teacher who ended up in the 'Arab and Muslim Internment Camps.'"
"Death is careless at times. It confuses love with a wet afternoon in an empty room."
"These two novels make for unusually high-profile co-winners of this year's AABA fiction prize, announced yesterday."
According to the Arab American Museum's Matthew Stiffler, the 2014 Arab American Book Awards -- given to books published in 2013 -- have just been announced.
It's not likely a good time to be raising funds for a three-day Arab-American literature conference -- set to take place in Minneapolis, Minn. mid-September -- but, if it weren't for literature, how would we make the world bearable?
This talk, by Egyptian writer and theatre artist Dalia Basiouny, is sure to be interesting.
"Middle East America: A National New Plays Initiative" is now accepting applications for its second $10,000 fellowship, which includes intensitve developmental support for an American playwright of Middle Eastern descent.
The 2013 Hugo Awards are set to be announced on September 1 at San Antonio's "LoneStarCon." Among the five shortlisted for the "Best Novel" award is debut author Saladin Ahmed, the first Arab-American and first Muslim shortlisted for the prize.
Actress and playwright Najla Said -- daughter of world-renowned critic and theorist Edward Said -- is launching a new memoir. The book, Looking for Palestine, was adapted in part from Said's one-woman show, “Palestine,” which debuted off-Broadway in the summer of 2010.
Yesterday evening, the Arab American Museum announced winners of the 2013 Arab American Book Awards. There were four winners and five honorable mentions.