6 Reads in Translation by 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Winner Mohammed Hasan Alwan

"I left the house at midday choking with frustration."

Mohammed Hasan Alwan Wins 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction with ‘A Small Death’

The 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has gone to Mohammed Hasan Alwan, previously shortlisted for his novel "The Beaver," for his "A Small Death."

‘Sharp Turn’: Egyptian Stories Linked by Demon or Prophet

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist will be announced at 10:50 a.m. GMT on Friday, February 13 (apparently, no triskaidekaphobes on staff). In anticipation, we look at Ashraf al-Khamaisi's longlisted Sharp Turn: By Raphael Cormack Ashraf al-Khamaisi’s last book, God’s Lands of Exile, a meditative but often witty novel exploring an old man’s reaction to his impending death … Continue reading ‘Sharp Turn’: Egyptian Stories Linked by Demon or Prophet