Syrian author Fawaz Haddad is the only author on the 2011 IPAF longlist who has been previously been a shortlistee. Haddad made the prize's shortlist for his 2008 novel The Unfaithful Translator.
As predicted, this year's International Prize for Arabic Fiction ("Arabic Booker") longlist has more women than in previous years. This year's longlist is nearly 50-50, with 7 women and 9 men.
Hayawanat Ayyamna (Animals in Our Days), Mohamed Al Makhzangi, 2007. I believe this is the only book on the list of not-yets that has secured an English-language publisher---American University in Cairo Press. The piece about this book in Egypt Today is not so much a review as a profile of author Mohamed Al Makhzangi; the … Continue reading Reviews of Arabic Novels Not (Yet) in English