merely a bridge between two cultures
but . . . a laboratory that illuminates the styles of modern Arabic writings” – Adonis
Banipal 53 – The Short Stories of ZAKARIA TAMER
The latest issue focuses on ZAKARIA TAMER, the great Syrian short story writer who through his inspiring and inimitable writings has pursued freedom of expression, human rights and liberty for almost 60 years – with 29 new translations of stories including 13 especially illustrated children’s stories, many articles on his works, reviews and a major interview. Plus new novels by Iraqi authors Ali Bader and Shakir Noori, and poems by Lebanese poets Charbel Dagher and Jawdat Fakhreddine.
For all contents and links to contributors’ pages,
go to current issue page
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FT / OppenheimerFunds EmergingVoices Awards
Three Arab authors make the Longlist for the FICTION award – Elias Khoury, Kamel Daoud and Nael Eltoukhy
Elias Khoury, Lebanon, for Broken Mirrors: Sinalcol – Maclehose Press. Translated from the Arabic by Humphrey Davies.
Kamel Daoud, Algeria, for The Meursault Investigation – Oneworld Publications. Translated from the French by John Cullen.
Nael Eltoukhy, Egypt, for Women of Karantina – The American University in Cairo Press. Translated from the Arabic by Robin Moger.
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The Italian by Shukri Mabkhout wins 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction
The Italian, published by Dar Tanweer Tunis, was named winner by this year’s Chair of Judges, award-winning Palestinian poet and writer Mourid Barghouti, at a ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
For all details , read the press release here
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THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2015
László Krasznahorkai is the winner
The £60,000 award recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.
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Banipal Arabic Literary Translation Prize
The 2014 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation is awarded to Sinan Antoon, for his translation of his own novel The Corpse Washer, published by Yale University Press.
Paula Haydar is highly commended for her translation of June Rain, by Jabbour Douaihy, published by Bloomsbury Qatar Publishing Foundation.
For the full announcement and all details, click here
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