other literary prizes

Alawiya Sobh’s ‘Maryam: Keeper of Stories’ Makes Inaugural EBRD Literature Prize Shortlist

“The three final finalists are set to be announced in early March 2018.”

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Elisabeth Jaquette’s Translation of ‘The Queue’ Shortlisted for Inaugural TA First Translation Prize

“The Queue is a slow but powerful burn of a novel. It is set in an unnamed country after the ‘disgraceful events’, as the authorities – known as the Gate – have euphemistically dubbed the Arab spring. … Elisabeth Jaquette’s translation steadily allows the pressure to build.”

Rabee Jaber and Kareem James Abu-Zeid Win 2017 PEN Center USA Translation Award for ‘Confessions’

The other winners were Martin Pousson, for Black Sheep Boy, in fiction; Paul Kalanithi, for When Breath Becomes Air, in creative nonfiction; Elizabeth Letts, for The Perfect Horse, in research nonfiction; Solmaz Sharif, for Look, in poetry; Stacey Lee, for Outrun the Moon, in young adult; Eli Saslow, for “The White Flight of Derek Black,” in journalism; and Lisa Loomer, for Roe, in drama.