The £3,000 award is given annually for works "of imaginative and creative writing of literary merit and general interest."
St. Alban's College and Banipal magazine have announced that Sudanese author Hammour Ziada has won the 2019 Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship.
"Often, readers tell me I should write about one subject or another, and I don’t like this sort of relationship, where readers approach the writer as though they're a machine or a mythical creature."
Banipal has apparently been saving up their news, as a whole bunch of it appeared in my inbox this morning. Among the news items: judges will be deliberating on the Saif Ghobash - Banipal prize-winners later this month.
There are two stories by Luay Hamza Abbas in Banipal 37: Iraqi Authors, "The Pictures" and "Ali the Red," and I think they're well worth discussing. The prose---translated by the lovely, brilliant Maia Tabet*---is often striking, as in the opening to "The Pictures": There's a kind of friend whose presence in the life of the … Continue reading The Stories of Luay Hamza Abbas