“I left the house at midday choking with frustration.”
International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)
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.”
Binshatwan also said, “For my book I collected folkloric stories because formal history never mentioned slavery in Libya, actually marginalised it.”
“For a long time, we treated the phone like a strange guest.”
“All the events described in this novel were either directly experienced by the author or related to him by others. He assures us they are all real.”
Friday Finds: Work by the Six Authors Shortlisted for the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction
“When my mother asked me to spend the summer in her brothers’ house in the south, I employed every sophistry of my sixteen years—an age when only a mother pays attention to your budding philosophy of life—to explain to her that life forces surge northward, that the south, from which she and my father came, was becoming obsolete, that Ibn Khaldun (who had inspired this claim) was a great man, that the money could be better spent on a vacation, and that her brothers were actually not that nice.”
Prominent Authors, Including Elias Khoury, Make 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist
“The six novels chosen from the huge number (186) submitted to the International Prize for Arabic Fiction stand out for their brilliant artistic structure, development of characters and treatment of socially sensitive and daring subject matter.”
Paulo has strong links to the vibrant and pro-revolutionary cultural scene in Cairo as well as to the Egyptian security apparatus before and during the time of the revolution.”
In the end, the author gives us two possible endings. Do we choose to save Wadoud and send him outside Iraq to have a new life and a new chance outside Iraq, where he will publish his index? Or will Namir publish the index after Wadoud’s life ends?
Al-Madhoun’s IPAF-winning ‘Destinies: Concerto of the Holocaust and the Nakba’ to Hoopoe, Expected 2018
Ahmed Saadawi’s 2015-prize-winning ‘Frankenstein in Baghdad’ is also forthcoming early next year, translated by Jonathan Wright.
2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Longlist Showcases Region’s ‘Struggles and Defeats,’ ‘Hopes and Dreams’
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction announced its 2017 longlist this morning. Perhaps the biggest surprise is that women make up a majority of the judging panel, which is chaired by internationally acclaimed novelist Sahar Khalifeh.
20 Books You Might See on 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Longlist, To Be Announced Today
According to organizers, we can look for the sixteen-book longlist and names of the five judges around 9 a.m. GMT. Meanwhile, ArabLit throws out twenty guesses.