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but . . . a laboratory that illuminates the styles of modern Arabic writings” – Adonis

Summer Banipal

Zakaria TamerBanipal 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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Longlist for
FT / OppenheimerFunds EmergingVoices Awards 

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 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.

For the full Longlist for Fiction, Art and Film, click here.
For the FT/OppenheimerFunds EmergingVoices Awards website and press release, click here.


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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

Click here to visit the International Prize for Arabic Fiction website


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László Krasznahorkai is the winner

The £60,000 award recognises one writer for his or her achievement in fiction.

For more information about the winner and the prize, click here or go to The Man Booker Prize website here


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Sinan Antoon wins the 2014 Saif Ghobash

Banipal Arabic Literary Translation Prize

Sinan Antoon    Front Cover of The Corpse Washer

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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