Translation funding and robust international attendance at the Sharjah Book Fair’s professional program has given rise to more rights deals at the fair.
With a mission to showcase literature from Arabic writers, the American University in Cairo Press has launched Hoopoe, a translation imprint for English-language consumers.
The UAE-based Knowledge Without Borders has announced the inception of a plan to release and promote “1,001 Titles” in Arabic literature in two years’ time.
The Casablanca Book Fair hosted its first rights hub, which brought together passionate publishers and agents for discussions of Arabic, African and francophone literature.
The six shortlisted titles in the 2016 International Prize for Arabic Fiction include ‘a number of experimental works, which try out new ground.’
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After years of writing about radicalization and terrorism in the Middle East, Arab authors are now in the spotlight in France as readers try to understand the recent Paris attacks.
The 16 title longlist for the 2016 International Prize for Arabic Fiction features writers from nine countries, with the most coming from Egypt and Palestine.
Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri discusses his latest novel, Hurma, and his determination to write about women’s issues, despite opposition.
Lebanon’s Nasser Jarrous has been fostering understanding between the Arab World and the West by helping open ‘closed markets,’ such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.