The winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2022 will be announced in a hybrid event on Sunday 22 May 2022. Time (BST): Ceremony 16.00; Press conference 17.00 Joining […]
International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)
A few upcoming online events, through the end of May.
Organizers also noted that “crime novels also have a strong presence on the list this year, with narratives exploring crimes committed against the backdrop and aftermath of wars and conflicts.”
On August 26, 2020, a group of 17 former winners, shortlistees, jury members, and former members of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction Board of Trustees called on the prize to stop accepting Emirati government funding, or any government funding, in light of the UAE-Israel “Abraham Accord” announced August 13, 2020.
“A few days ago, I attended the Kuwait Book Fair, and saw that all Arab countries were there, represented by more than one publisher, except Algeria, and this is because of backward laws.”
“Why scrape off my scabbed wound now, Haj Ali? Why prolong tales after the season of their telling has passed?”
It’s Friday, so let’s run down some of the major criticisms of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF)….