An Arabic reading app, Abjjad has 1.5 million registered users and works with publishers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and other markets.
Nine markets are represented by the 16 longlisted books selected by the 2023 jury of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
The author, an aeronautical engineer, was longlisted in 2019 for ‘Women of the Five Senses.’ He wins for ‘Notebooks of the Bookseller.’
Six titles are shortlisted for the 2021 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Its recognized novels have been translated into some 30 languages.
Novels from Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are on this year’s longlist.
BIEF’s program in Paris has brought Arab publishers into meetings and visits with French counterparts to exchange experiences, books, and viewpoints.
The International Publishers Association this year opens several targeted informational programs to Frankfurt’s trade visitors this week.
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.’
At the IPA seminar in Jordan, IPA vice-president Bodour Al Qasimi called on the book industry to celebrate its achievements and embrace new solutions for publishing in the Arab world.