merely a bridge between two cultures
but . . . a laboratory that illuminates the styles of modern Arabic writings” – Adonis
The current issue . . .
Banipal 52 – New Fiction
. . . presenting a range of new works, all translated from Arabic, whose authors hail from Egypt, Yemen, Oman, Syria, Palestine, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Sudan and include excerpts from the 2015 shortlist of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. The book reviews include novels ranging from The Book of Khalid, by Ameen Rihani, first published in 1911, to Saud Alsanousi’s The Bamboo Stalk and Youssef Rakha’s The Crocodiles. The feature on “Prison Writing”, started in Banipal 50, continues with two new and powerful testimonies, and will remain open indefinitely for more contributions.
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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Sinan Antoon wins the 2014 Saif Ghobash
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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Shortlist announced for the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Today (13 January) the six novels shortlisted for the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction have been announced at the Casablanca International Book Fair. In alphabetical order, the six novels are as follows:
Country of origin
A Suspended Life
Atef Abu Saif
Diamonds and Women
Lina Huyan Elhassan
|Al-Markez al-Thaqafi al-Arabi|
The Longing of the Dervish
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Longlist for FT / OppenheimerFunds EmergingVoices Awards announced[read more]
The Italian by Shukri Mabkhout wins 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction[read more]
2015 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize opens for translation from Polish[read more]
2015 Sheikh Zayed Book Award Announces Winners[read more]
In conversation: SAUD ALSANOUSI launches The Bamboo Stalk at Waterstones Piccadilly, 29 April
Man Booker International Prize Finalists announced[read more]
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