Former ‘Arabic Booker’ Winners, Jury Members Call on Prize to Stop Taking UAE Gov’t Money

On August 26, 2020, a group of 17 former winners, shortlistees, jury members, and former members of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Board of Trustees called on the prize to stop accepting Emirati government funding, or any government funding, in light of the UAE-Israel "Abraham Accord" announced August 13, 2020.