IPAF Judging Chair Announces 2021 Shortlist ‘Rivaling the Best Books of the Prize’

In the video, judging chair Chawki Bazih said that although there the novels submitted to the prize were fewer in number than in previous years, they were of a high quality, "rivaling the best books of the prize since its inception."

Former ‘Arabic Booker’ Winners, Jury Members Call on Prize to Stop Taking UAE Gov’t Money

On August 26, 2020, a group of 17 former winners, shortlistees, jury members, and former members of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Board of Trustees called on the prize to stop accepting Emirati government funding, or any government funding, in light of the UAE-Israel "Abraham Accord" announced August 13, 2020.

New Fiction: An Excerpt from Alia Mamdouh’s IPAF-longlisted ‘The Tank’

Much as in old photo albums, we the undersigned—the Ayoub A.L. family—gradually appear either standing together, or behind one another, or in front, or a little further off. We thought it better to let our mother Makiah sit on a chair, as she can’t stand for long, even if it’s for a photo. Beside her is Auntie Fatihiya, and then the younger auntie, Saneea. Our grandmother Bebe Fatim has no place among us; she stayed upstairs.