International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)

Cover Reveal for Muhammad Abdelnabi’s ‘In the Spider’s Room,’ tr. Jonathan Wright

The novel has been vibrantly and compellingly translated by Jonathan Wright, and is forthcoming from Hoopoe Fiction at the end of July.


IPAF-shortlisted Novelist Dima Wannous on ‘The Condition That Precedes Fear’

“I worked on the idea of fear because people in Syria — or any other country that’s under such a regime — are not only afraid of the regime, they are afraid of being afraid. It’s a condition that precedes the fear, meaning people are afraid because they are going to be afraid, and I worked from that point.”