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.
Nine markets are represented by the 16 longlisted books selected by the 2023 jury of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
The ninth IPA Prix Voltaire is to be awarded in May at Lillehammer’s World Expression Forum (WEXFO). Nominations are open.