Ahmed Saadawi’s ‘Frankenstein in Baghdad’ Makes Man Booker International’s 2018 Shortlist

The winner of the 2018 prize is set to be announced May 22 in London. Each year, the winning team’s £50,000 prize is divided equally between author and translator(s).


Faris Adnon: ‘The Kite Maker’

“There were many stories circulating in our town about Hasson, his parents, and how they ended up in the far South, but none were ever confirmed. Some said his dad met his mom in a Baha’i temple in Iran and then came to our town seeking refuge and a peaceful life, keeping their faith a secret. Others said his mom was an Armenian from the North who fell in love with Hasson’s father.”