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.
Moving its full guest of honor program to 2022, Germany is at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair this year.
The Man Booker International has its first Arabic-language winner. Oman’s Jokha Alharthi and Boston-born translator Marilyn Booth split the £50,000 award.
Guest curators at ‘Words Without Borders’ this month offer ‘unsettlement’ as ways ‘of reconsidering what we think we know, whether about Oman, our own countries, or the uses of literature.’
Nathan Hull of Mofibo describes why he believes the Middle East and North Africa offer vast potential for publishers looking to expand internationally.
Matt Cowdery, Hachette’s representative in the GCC, reflects on several publishing issues impacting the region including importation certificates, the Arab Spring and more.