Said by the jurors to ‘inspire questions about the destiny of the Arabic individual,’ six novels compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Arabic-to-English translator Leri Price has won the Banipal Prize for her translation of Syrian author Khaled Khalifa’s novel ‘Death is Hard Work,’
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s 2020 literature longlist includes work from Iraq, Sudan, the UAE, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Tunisia.
Five of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards’ nine categories are represented in longlistings reported from Abu Dhabi to date, with more to come.
Arabic-to-English translator Marilyn Booth tells us about the challenges and positive signals she sees for Arabic literature in translation to reach new readers.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s international outreach and activities in 2019 have resulted in new rights deals for some of its winning titles.
Of 16 authors shortlisted for the 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, seven have been honored in the award cycles of previous years.
Two days before the Frankfurter Buchmesse opened, a program in Frankfurt hosted discussions with publishers, translators, and authors on bringing Arabic writing to European readers.
The Arab world’s authors, says International Prize for Arabic Fiction winner Ibrahim Nasrallah, see weak book sales and politics: ‘Our voices aren’t heard.’
Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat, winner of the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, talks about displaced people and her book, The Night Mail.