"If you are a translator, author, agent, or publisher who has recently shepherded an Arabic literary work into English translation, here are a few of the prizes to which you might submit it"
This year's "literature" award went to Iman Mersal for her 2019 work of creative nonfiction Fee Athar Enayat Al Zayyat (In the Footsteps of Enayat Al-Zayyat).
Last week, organizers announced the 55 books from 14 participating countries nominated for the 2021 European Union Prize for Literature (EUPL).
The $1000 prize is offered annually "for a book of poetry by a non-US citizen published anywhere in the world."
The Etel Adnan Poetry Prize is calling for submissions. The Institut Français is calling for applications for their program 'NAFAS'.
Poet and translator Mona Kareem has won a $12,500 NEA award to support her translation of poetry by Iraqi poet Ra'ad Abdulqadir.
The winning book will be announced on Thursday, March 25, 2021; the winning poet and translator will share a £3,000 prize.
We look back at a few of the most widely read features and biggest ArabLit moments of 2020.
"This round -- the prize's sixth -- awarded translations between Arabic and seven different languages: English, Persian, Pashto, Bengali, Swedish, Korean and Hausa."
Winners of the Sawiris Prize are expected to be announced at a ceremony at the Cairo Opera House in January 2021.
"The winners and runners-up live in Nigeria, Lebanon, the US, Russia, the UK, Egypt, Palestine, and the UAE, with further origins in Pakistan, Syria, Palestine, and beyond. The youngest winner is 15-year-old Batool Abu Akleen, a student in Gaza."
The shortlist showcases a wide range of titles, from a Moroccan historical novel to an Egyptian thriller to a tender Kuwaiti war story to two novels from Palestine, one written for teens.