The launch of SAUD ALSANOUSI's first novel in English translation

In conversation:


The Kuwaiti novelist, winner of the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, launches the English translation of his prizewinning novel The Bamboo Stalk, in conversation with Dima Choukr, editor of Al-Araby Al-Jadeed's cultural supplement.

Bamboo stalk cover + Saud Alsanousi

6.30pm, Wednesday 29 April,
4th floor, Waterstone's Piccadilly,
203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

Introduced by broadcaster and author Paul Blezard,
who will also read selections from the novel.
Plus: Q&A followed by Book-signing and a Reception.
Copies of The Bamboo Stalk will be on sale.

Daring and bold,
The Bamboo Stalk confronts universal problems of identity, ethnicity and religion through its protagonist Kuwaiti-Filipino José, born to a Filipino mother and Kuwaiti father whom he never met, when he tries to get to know his Kuwaiti family.

The Bamboo Stalk
, translated from the Arabic by Jonathan Wright,
who will be welcomed as a special guest at the book launch,
is published by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing on 23 April 2015

 This is a free Banipal Waterstones event but please reserve your seat by emailing           

To pre-order your copy of The Bamboo Stalk from Waterstones website, click here

To read brief reviews on the Susijn Agency website, click here
To read the review from Banipal 52  New Fiction, click here

To visit the Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing website, click here


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Published Date - 30/03/2015