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.
Egyptian bookstore chain ALEF has opened a shop in London with the aim of promoting and spreading Arabic literature to an international audience of readers.
An author and illustrator worked with PubCoder and Munich’s ArsEdition to quickly publish an interactive picture dictionary to help with Syrian refugees.
The Sharjah Book Authority is offering a 2 million UED ($563,000) prize for a book translated from Arabic, as announced at this year’s Sharjah Book Fair.