Tue 14 June 2016
6.30pm for 7.00pm
Waterstone's Piccadilly, 203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

An evening with Sudanese authors

Ahmad Al Malik and Tarek Eltayeb


Ahmad Al Malik    Tarek Eltayeb

These acclaimed and inspiring authors from Sudan
talk about their work and the country's
 literary scene today

Waterstone's Piccadilly Bookshop

203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD

With readings from
Banipal 55 – Sudanese Literature Today

Ahmad al Malik is a prolific novelist and storyteller who combines folklore and myths with a keen sense of humour and a desire to communicate. A teacher and journalist, born in 1967, he is from Argo island on the river Nile, and now lives in The Netherlands. Autumn Comes with Safaa (2003), unravels, through his critical and poetic observations, the recent decades of Sudan’s civil war. It is his fourth novel, and now published also in Dutch and French translation. He lives in Amsterdam. 

Tarek Eltayeb has published novels, collections of short stories, poetry, and plays. Born in Cairo to Sudanese parents he has lived in Vienna since 1984. He has two novels in English translation, Cities without Palms (2009), a highly topical tale of young Hamza’s desperate attempt to escape famine and disease by starting an odyssey of travel and migration, and its sequel The Palm House (2012), where Hamza struggles in Vienna against marginalisation, with both translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid.


Banipal 55 Front CoverALL WELCOME
to Banipal 55's

With Reception

Copies of Banipal 55 will be on sale on the night, or can be bought online beforehand here

Hosted by Waterstone’s and Banipal

Supported by
The Arab Weekly and The Dutch Literature Foundation 

This event is free but please reserve your place in store,
by telephoning 020 7851 2400
or emailing piccadilly@waterstones.com