‘The Water Diviner’ wins the US$50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction purse, plus translation, for the Omani novelist Zahran Alqasmi.
International Prize for Arabic Fiction: The 2023 Shortlist
The shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction comprises work from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s 2023 Longlist
Nine markets are represented by the 16 longlisted books selected by the 2023 jury of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Awards: International Prize for Arabic Fiction, the 2022 Shortlist
The shortlist places a book from the United Arab Emirates into contention, a first at the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Awards: International Prize for Arabic Fiction, 2022 Longlist and Jurors
The 16 longlisted novels in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction this year include work from nine nations.
Germany in the Spotlight at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Moving its full guest of honor program to 2022, Germany is at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair this year.
Oman’s Jokha Alharthi and Translator Marilyn Booth Win the 2019 Man Booker International Prize
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.
Words Without Borders May: New Omani Writings and Translating ‘Unsettlement’
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.’
MENA Offers Cultural Riches, Creative Wealth and Publishing Opportunity
Nathan Hull of Mofibo describes why he believes the Middle East and North Africa offer vast potential for publishers looking to expand internationally.
Hachette’s Man in the Middle East
Matt Cowdery, Hachette’s representative in the GCC, reflects on several publishing issues impacting the region including importation certificates, the Arab Spring and more.