Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces 13-book Literature Longlist

The longlist is made up of two poetry collections, a memoir by acclaimed Moroccan author Bensalem Himmich, and ten novels.

‘After Coffee’: A Dialogue Between Author, Translator, and Editor

"I was immediately absorbed by the description of the Egyptian village, which I knew I would never experience so intimately as a visitor. The opening scene with its image of the novel’s 5-year old protagonist Medhat, racing across the canal that divides his village from the village of the Upper Egyptians had me hooked."