“One longlisted work, Dunya Mikhail’s Fi Souq al-Sabaya, is already set to appear in English translation in March 2018 from New Directions, as The Beekeeper.”
Sheikh Zayed Book Award
He’s an architect who lost his faith in art and himself after the 1992 earthquake, which sparked a crisis on both personal and professional levels. This may explain the novel’s loose and fragile structure, parallel to the loose and fragile buildings destroyed by the quake.
The twelve longlisted titles were chosen from among a massive 274 nominations from 29 countries.
They are “Incense from Aden,” (2014) by Yemeni novelist Ali Al-Muqri; “The She-wolf of Love and Books,” (2015), by Iraqi novelist Muhsin al-Ramli; and “Beyond Writing,” (2014), by Egyptian novelist Ibrahim Abdelmeguid.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced its 2015 winners today, including a literature award to “The Madmen of Bethlehem” (2013) by Palestinian writer Osama Alaysa.
Yesterday, Sheikh Zayed Book Award organizers announced the prize’s ten-book longlist for the “literature” category, which comprises both poetry and narrative works.
The longlists for the 2015 Sheikh Zayed Book Awards (SZBA) were announced yesterday in the Emerging Author and Children’s Book categories.
This year, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) found a worthy literary entry — presenting its literature award to Egyptian novelist Abdel Rasheed Mahmoudi’s “After Coffee”.
This year’s seven Sheikh Zayed Book Award shortlists have been announced.
The eleven longlisted books include both poetry collections and novels, and came from a pool of 344 submissions.
For the second year in a row, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) judges have declined to grant a literature prize, stating that this year’s “nominations did not meet the Award’s standards and criteria for winning.” This despite a 14-strong literature longlist that included Mohamed al-Bisatie’s 2011 novel “And Their Bed is Green” and Ibrahim Nasrallah’s poetry collection “A Ray of Light Between Two Nights.”
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF, popularly known as the “Arabic Booker”) have ostensibly looked at similar books each year. And yet their longlists have always been markedly different. This is in… Read More ›