Sometimes, being the runner-up isn't so bad. Particularly, well, if you're runner-up to yourself. The Ghobash results: The Winner Humphrey Davies Runner-up Humphrey Davies Runner-up Kareem James Abu-Zeid
The blogger over at "Winston's Dad" has reviewed Yalo, by Elias Khoury, over on his blog---his first selection for the summer reading challenge. His rating was: "Rattler live in hot places twists and turns and packs a hell of a bite Just like Yalo." You can read more of his impressions here.