Renowned Syrian director, actor, screenwriter, and author Hatem Ali died of a heart attack on Tuesday at the age of 58.
"In the last century, the oud has greatly contributed to the reformulation of the relationship between poetry and music."
"A Portrait of the Void is a novel to be expected on Arabic prize lists next year. Meantime, Alfagih answers a few questions about what brought him to writing this novel, the surprises from his research, and who should play Fibonacci in the film."
They write that ArtsEverywhere compensates writers and artists "generously and above market average."
With her debut novel, Tunisian author and translator Fathia Debech won a prestigious Katara Prize for the Arabic Novel.
It is the ArabLit tradition to share a curated list of poems on Christmas Day.
" I will never look at rain the same way I used to; the author talks about it as if it were a living being with a will, attacking the earth, and how it has an effect on the streets."
"Nobody has the power to impose a limit on the madness of dreams and their ideas, and consequently nobody can judge you for that."
"This round -- the prize's sixth -- awarded translations between Arabic and seven different languages: English, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Swedish, Korean and Hausa."
"A dead language in the throat of a dead poet. Assassins only wait for the day of the feast. Cemeteries are only full of white beds."
"This grant is targeted at published authors working on a new piece, who are in need of time to focus."
Yasmine is at work on a fresh translation of the Thousand and One Nights, and she reads an excerpt from her work-in-progress during the episode.