ArabLit is delighted to announce that this year’s judges selected five stories for the shortlist of the 2021 ArabLit Story Prize, by five writers from four countries: Syria, Egypt, Lebanon, and Morocco.
At the beginning of this week, organizers of the John Dryden Translation Competition announced the winners of their 2021 award.
"Lights are running towards me. It’s the first time I’ve seen lights with legs. It’s not a cartoon, these are actual lights, running so fast they are panting; I see their tongues lolling out, drooling as if they are about to leap on someone and shred him with their sharp fangs."
“One of the trickiest, most mysterious secrets of the Arabic language is the root h-l-m.”
"Long ago in the City of Walls, you could see the enormous mountain of dark-blue kohl towering over the city no matter where you stood."