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

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

‘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