The Exile of the Water Diviner, by Omani author Zahran al-Qassimy, is on the shortlist for this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction, the winner of which is set to be announced May 21 in Abu Dhabi. This novel tells the story of a water diviner employed by the villages to track springs of water hidden deep in the earth.
The book features short excerpts from all six of the novels, with an introduction written by the chair of judges, Ibrahim al-Saafin.
The long-awaited longlist for the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction was announced this morning. Popularly known as the Arabic Booker, the prize, currently in its fifth year, has come […]
I had no idea, (until it was mentioned in Al Masry Al Youm) but apparently there is a writer’s residency program in El Gouna. I also had no idea that […]