Charif Majdalani’s ‘L’empereur à Pied’ Longlisted for FNAC Prize

“The winner will be announced on the eve of the FNAC Books Forum, which will take place from September 15 to 17.”


Friday Finds: Hoda Barakat and ‘Snow’

“The bitter edge of the blustery cold softened as the fog dropped over the land, thick as a felt saddle blanket. The mountain paths and ravines were no longer distinguishable, making it impossible to guess how much distance remained ahead. Features of the landscape known popularly as the Frenchmen’s Chamber, Deaf-mute’s Crevice, St Severin’s Elbow, the Cross of the Sacred Heart, had all vanished.”