The shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction comprises work from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
Eman Hylooz of Jordan’s Abjjad: Ebook Provider for 124 Publishers
An Arabic reading app, Abjjad has 1.5 million registered users and works with publishers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and other markets.
IPA States Its Concern for a Missing Egyptian Publisher
Kotopia’s Ahmed Mahmoud Ibrahim, the International Publishers Association says, was detained in Riyadh in October.
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.
Audiobooks: Storytel’s Yasmina Jraissati on the Format’s Progress in the Arab World
‘We’re in a good position,’ says Storytel’s Yasmina Jraissati, after the audiobook service Storytel’s first five years in the region.
Awards: Sheikh Zayed Shortlists: Literature, Young Author, Children’s Literature
The 2022 Sheikh Zayed Book Awards announce the shortlist of titles in three categories: literature, young author, and children’s literature.
Saudi IPA Prix Voltaire Laureate Raif Badawi Released, Barred From Travel
The 2016 winner of the IPA’s Prix Voltaire has ended a 10-year prison sentence, but remains barred from leaving the Saudi kingdom.
Sharjah’s ‘Into Books’ Campaign for World Publishing Expands to Paris, New York, Riyadh
Sharjah Book Authority has continued its rollout of its ‘Into Books’ campaign in world capitals: And it’s not just for kids.
International Prize for Arabic Fiction Names Its 2021 Longlist
Novels from Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are on this year’s longlist.
Mohammed Hasan Alwan Interview: ‘How We Convey Ourselves to Each Other’
‘Writing and art are the kind of thing that’s going to bring us together,’ says Mohammed Hasan Alwan, on winning the Arab world’s biggest literary award.