Set during the French colonial rule over Algeria in the early 19th century, The Spartan Court by Abdelouahab Aissaoui wins the 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Featuring literature and publishers from the Middle East and France, the Paris-based Maghreb-Orient des Livres event is growing yearly.
Said by the jurors to ‘inspire questions about the destiny of the Arabic individual,’ six novels compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Of 16 authors shortlisted for the 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, seven have been honored in the award cycles of previous years.
BIEF’s program in Paris has brought Arab publishers into meetings and visits with French counterparts to exchange experiences, books, and viewpoints.
While reporting big attendance numbers, the Sharjah Book Fair this year is most memorable for events affirming its deepening world publishing relationships.
As Saad Hariri steps down, three of Lebanon’s best known writers say they’re hopeful ‘that we can get rid of a sectarian political system.’
Grounded in discussions on supporting UAE-based education publishers, this two-day program includes road-mapping sessions to plan the next five years.
The 2019 Sharjah International Book Fair cultural and cooking programs offer their own busy schedules, during the full 11 days of the fair’s 38th run.
The 2019 edition of Sharjah International Book Fair’s Publishers Conference is being expanded to three days and broadening the scope of its discussions.