Again this year, excerpts from the six novels shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF, or “Arabic Booker) were published and sent to subscribers of The National (in English) and al-Ittihad (in Arabic).Continue Reading

I assume this isn’t a secret, since it went out to everyone who’s a member of the Dar Merit Facebook group. And the nominees are…(drumroll)…: Creation, by Ahmad Sabri Abu Fotouh Brooklyn Heights, by Miral al-Tahawy The Garden Flower, by Khalid Ismail رواية “التكوين” لأحمد صبري أبو الفتوح رواية ”Continue Reading