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.
In Frankfurt as part of the fair’s 2019 Invitation Program, Egyptian publisher Mohamed Sabry has seen success with his fresh approach to running Kayan Publishing.
Leading the recently announced Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Authority, Dr. Ali Bin Tamim wants to provide more incentives to translate Arabic literature.
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.’
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award facilitated translation deals into Italian, French, and English for Hessa Al Muhairi’s children’s book, ‘The Dinoraf.’
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.