The award is sponsored by Omar Saif Ghobash and his family in memory of his father, the late Saif Ghobash, and is decided by a panel of three judges who take into account all full-length imaginative and creative works of literary merit published in English. The award has the aim of raising the profile of contemporary Arabic literature as well as honouring the important work of individual translators in bringing the work of established and emerging Arab writers to the attention of the wider world. It was established by Banipal, the magazine of modern Arab literature in English translation, and the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature.
The first ever BALMAL Open Evening was very successful: overflowing with visitors and animated conversation![read more]
A Conversation about Arab Sci-Fi on the 15/11/2014[read more]
2014 Harvill Secker Young Translators’ Prize for German goes to Eleanor Collins[read more]
Denys Johnson-Davies reviews Land of No Rain by Amjad Nasser
Khaled Mattawa is awarded a MacArthur Fellowship[read more]
Free Digital Access to Banipal in Berlin, Minneapolis and London
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