The Man Booker International has its first Arabic-language winner. Oman’s Jokha Alharthi and Boston-born translator Marilyn Booth split the £50,000 award.
Lebanese writer Hoda Barakat, winner of the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, talks about displaced people and her book, The Night Mail.
The 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award winner in Children’s Literature counsels the publishing industry to stop ‘riding the wave’ of typical entertainment and promote issue-based reality in young people’s books.
The Kalimat Foundation has new initiatives to aid of young Arab readers in refugee camps and those who struggle with reading disabilities.
In the UAE’s ‘The Year of Tolerance,’ the Sheikh Zayed Book Award ceremony honors writers and intellectuals from many countries and diverse backgrounds.
Lebanon-born Hoda Barakat wins the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction for her ‘The Night Mail,’ which is to be published by Oneworld in 2010 in English.
Two of the foremost scholars and researchers in Arabic literature are a couple. And Suzanne and Jaroslav Stetkevych’s designation as 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award ‘Cultural Personalities of the Year’ revives an Arabic tradition of honoring families’ accomplishments.
On the eve of Sharjah’s year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital, the International Publishers Association brass sees the 11-year-old children’s reading fair.
Devised as a highly participatory hub of more than 2,500 events, the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival opens in the coming UNESCO World Book Capital.
Kalimat Foundation has donated 2,000 Arabic-language children’s and young adult books to 11 Italian libraries for Arab immigrant and refugee children.