After a good deal of debate, the judges of the 2019 ArabLit Story Prize settled on a four-story shortlist, with works by Mahmoud Hosny, Najwa Bin Shatwan, Mohamed Al-Ashry, and Samar Nour.
"We can’t know what Mahfouz intended to do with the fictions collected into 'The Quarter'. He might have considered them complete and ready for publication, or they might have been the seeds of a new novel."
"It’s all so damn tantalizing, you know?"
Saqi Books announced today that they will publish the as-yet-untitled collection, in Roger Allen's translation, in autumn 2019.
I’m behind the times! The EURAMAL (European Association for Modern Arabic Literature) conference took place more than a week ago, and I have yet said absolutely nothing about it. Thanks to Paola at "Invisible Arabs" for waking me from my slumber. This go-round, the conference focused on "Desire, Pleasure and the Taboo." While the mention … Continue reading EURAMAL Examines ‘Desire, Pleasure and Taboo’ in Arabic Lit