Said by the jurors to ‘inspire questions about the destiny of the Arabic individual,’ six novels compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Programming a major literature festival in 2020, says festival director Ahlam Bolooki, is about responding to the times: ‘We see questions.’
The World Economic Forum’s 50th anniversary week of meetings at Davos included a session on international philanthropy’s support for sustainability goals.
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.
The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation is one of eight awards that will have their winners named in London on February 12.