Coming in August: Books by Sonallah Ibrahim, Ibrahim al-Koni, and Faleeha Hassan.Continue Reading

Emirates Lit Fest Ends Tomorrow Regional and international coverage of Emirates Lit Fest has been subdued this year, in part—one assumes—because there’s so much else going on in the Arabic-writing world. Gulf publications continue to report steadily from the festival, although mostly about the festival’s non-Arabic-writing guests. Emirates 24|7: MohammedContinue Reading

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 of the academy, declined to give the AP reporter any hints about the academy’s choice. He did acknowledge a trendContinue Reading