The IPAF shortlist features Egyptian, Moroccan, Saudi Arabian, Syrian, and Palestinian work and explores ‘human longing for freedom and justice.’
The 2024 longlist for the annual International Prize for Arabic Fiction includes work from 11 markets and 16 writers.
The two great pillars of the International Publishers Association were on the IPA president’s mind as she spoke at Seoul’s book fair.
The Iraqi publisher Mazin Lateef Ali’s son Abdulmoahimen accepts the 2023 Prix Voltaire for his father, who was abducted in 2020.
The 2023 IPA Prix Voltaire nominees—from Pakistan, Egypt, Ireland, Turkey, and Iraq—’have made a significant contribution’ to freedom to publish.
In Egypt, a new publisher for the Naguib Mahfouz estate’s Arabic-language rights means a fresh outreach to younger readers.
The shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction comprises work from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
An Arabic reading app, Abjjad has 1.5 million registered users and works with publishers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and other markets.
Publishers are building up their rights and digital business at Cairo International Book Fair this year, despite regional economic challenges.
Kotopia’s Ahmed Mahmoud Ibrahim, the International Publishers Association says, was detained in Riyadh in October.