Arabic Booker

Hisham al-Khashin: Writing Between Egyptian Feminism and the Muslim Brotherhood

“I have a license to take a historical character and add to it, but I think this is not fair.”

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Four Judges on Making Their Selections for the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

When the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) shortlist was announced on February 10 in Amman, Jordan, the identities of the five judges were just as much a part of the surprise as the identities of the six novels. Here, we look at the IPAF judges, who — with the exception of Mehmet Hakkı Suçin, hospitalized at the time of the announcement — were interviewed by 7iber staff.