Palestinian author Adania Shibli’s Minor Detail, in Elisabeth Jaquette’s translation from Arabic, and Tunisian-Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s The Family Clause, translated from the Swedish by Alice Menziet, both made the 2020 shortlist of the National Book […]
Jonas Hassen Khemiri
The ten fictional works that made the 2020 longlist are surprisingly diverse.
Again, remember, writers must be living to play, so sadly no Saghir Oulad Ahmed, Mahmoud Messadi, Muhammad Salih al-Jabri, Houcine El Oued, or Aboul-Qacem Echebbi.
I just finished a first read of Montecore, by Tunisian-Swedish author Jonas Hassan Khemiri. (Think a more sophisticated, and Arab, Mark Leyner.)
According to a notice on Kikah, Banipal magazine is seeking Scandinavian-Arab authors to put together a special issue on “Arab Writers in Scandinavia.”