Adabiyat Book Club will meet on Sunday, October 2 at 12 pm EST via Zoom to discuss Elias Khoury’s novel Gate of the Sun.
Upcoming Events: Bilad al-Sham Libraries, Banipal Prize Celebration, ‘Archives of the Disappeared,’ More
We continue our series of events listings, which appear each Saturday as long as online, open-access events remain popular.
Yasmina Jraissati of the RAYA Agency — a finalist for one of the 2019 London Book Fair awards — announced three new and forthcoming titles by high-profile authors that she’s added to her spring list.
“The novel is about the politics of telling and hearing, seeing and blindness, truth and the possibility of finding it. It is about the impossibility of linear stories, the problems of history,the power of fiction, and the many many registers of silence.”
“Usefully, the Banipal list is not just a list, but also includes brief introductions to both the works and their authors, as well as some contextualization.”
“What I mean by this is only in English could I fully inhabit and write from the perspective of a woman. I have no idea why, but I’m sure it’s nothing to do with the nature of English itself as a language.”
Also for the first time this year, the majority of winning titles are by women. These include books by Sudanese writer Rania Mamoun and Syrian Dima Wannous.
Sometimes, being the runner-up isn’t so bad. Particularly, well, if you’re runner-up to yourself. The Ghobash results:
The Winner Humphrey Davies
Runner-up Humphrey Davies
Runner-up Kareem James Abu-Zeid
The Swedish Academy has chosen the winner of the 2010 Nobel literature prize, according to the Associated Press. However, they won’t announce their decision until October 7. Peter Englund, secretary […]