Articles tagged "International Prize For Arabic Fiction"
Between Present and Past: An Interview with Mohammed Hasan Alwan
Saudi author Mohammed Hasan Alwan has, it seems, never done just one thing. He was writing his doctoral thesis when working on his fifth novel, A Small Death, set around the life of the peripatetic philosopher Ibn Arabi (1165–1240 CE). This book, published the same year he earned his PhD from Carleton University in Ottawa, went on to win the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Before that, Alwan completed an MBA in Oregon, where he met the long-toothed inspiration for...
Writing the Lives of Gaza: Video Interview with Atef Abu Saif
Palestinian writer Atef Abu Saif, a finalist for the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, joined Words without Borders via Skype to read from his work and discuss the importance of writing the Palestinian experience beyond politics.
READ Honors and Awards Congratulations to Sharon Olds, this year's winner of the UK's TS Eliot Prize, for her poetry collection Stag's Leap! Check out the International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist, which includes several young novelists. The winner will be announced April 23 at an awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The 30 finalists for the National Book Critics Circle book awards include Lauren Binet's novel HHhH, translated from the French by Sam...