International Prize for Arabic Fiction Longlist Profiles: Maqbul Moussa Al-Alawi

Maqbul Moussa Al-Alawi is perhaps the most little-known writer on the Arabic Booker longlist. His biography is by far the shortest. About him, the IPAF organizers write that Al-Alawi “is a Saudi writer, whose stories and articles have been published in local newspapers. This is his first novel.”