Nine markets are represented by the 16 longlisted books selected by the 2023 jury of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
The late Sonny Mehta’s widow, Gita, has endowed graduate writing study programs in England and in the United States.
The shortlist places a book from the United Arab Emirates into contention, a first at the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
The 16 longlisted novels in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction this year include work from nine nations.
Novels from Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are on this year’s longlist.
A Kuwaiti ministry no longer is to gauge content, as professors in the States worry about Chinese oversight of remote studies in Hong Kong.
• José Rodrigues dos Santos, one of Portugal’s best known journalists and novelists, discusses the relationship between truth and fiction. • “If I was doing journalism, I should tell the truth, right?” he posits, only to reveal that sometimes fiction is, indeed, “the best tool available” — the proverbial lie that tells the actual truth. By José Rodrigues dos Santos LISBON: …