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LUKE LEAFGREN wins the 2018 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic...

The translation by Luke Leafgren is imperceptible and mirrors the writer's many changes of register. The author is fortunate to have found a translator totally in sympathy with his writing. Faced with many difficult choices, Leafgren has produced a work both faithful to the Arabic and a work of art in English.

Longlist, judges and dates announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction...

Yassin Adnan, Sultan Al Ameemi, Mohammad Hsaan Alwan, Sinan Antoon. Najwa Binshatwan, Amir Tag Elsir, Ali Ghadeer, Renee Hayek, Zuheir al-Hiti, Ismail Fahd Ismail, Abdul Kareem Jouaity, Tayseer Khalf, Elias Khoury, Mohammed Abdel Nabi and Saad Mohammed Rahim and Youssef Rakha

Longlist announcements of Sheikh Zayed Book Award Continue Children’s Literature and...

Abu Dhabi, 13 December 2016 –The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced today its longlist for two categories; ‘Children’s Literature’ and ‘Young Author’. The titles in the ‘Children’s Literature’ longlist were selected from more than 95 nominations mostly received from five countries; Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi, Kuwait and Syria.

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding is accepting nominations...

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding (SHATIU) is accepting nominations for the year 2018 in the following categories: (Deadline for submissions is August...

ROBIN MOGER wins 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary...

The 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation is awarded to Robin Moger for his translation of the novel The Book of Safety by Yasser Abdel Hafez, published by Hoopoe Fiction. After four novels made the first shortlist of the prize, announced on 1 December 2017, the judges are unanimous in naming Robin Moger as the winner of the £3,000 prize, to be awarded by the Society of Authors on 1 March 2018.

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding

Sheikh Zayed Book Award launches Translation Initiative

Sheikh Zayed Book Award launches Translation Initiative Abu Dhabi, 25 February 2018: The Sheikh Zayed Book Award announced the launch of a Translation Initiative in cooperation with the Frankfurt Book Fair N.Y branch, aiming to support publishing houses in translating the Award’s winning titles into English, French and German. The initiative comes as part of the action plan in response to the recommendations materialising out of the Translators’ Seminar held in London last year towards providing appropriate support and awareness of Arab authors and literary works.

Shortlist announced for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction in Jerusalem

Tuesday 5 February, 2019: Hoda Barakat, Adel Esmat, Inaam Kachachi, Mohammed Al-Maazuz, Shahla Ujayli and Kafa Al-Zou’bi have today been announced as the six authors shortlisted for the 12th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). Each of the six shortlisted authors will receive $10,000. The books were revealed by the judging panel during a press conference held at the Palestinian National Theatre – El-Hakawati in Jerusalem. The judges who were unable to travel to Jerusalem joined via video link.

Shortlist Announced for International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017

Mohammed Hasan Alwan, Najwa Binshatwan, Ismail Fahd Ismail, Elias Khoury, Mohammed Abdel Nabi and Saad Mohammed Rahim have today, Thursday 16 February, been announced as the six authors shortlisted for the tenth International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).

Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2016 Shortlist for Literature & Children’s Literature

The Sheikh Zayed Book Award has announced the short list for the Literature and Children’s Literature categories following a series of intensive meetings of the Scientific Committee. The list includes three titles per category which have been unanimously approved by the judges.

First Cycle of Al-Multaqa Arabic Short Story Prize Announces Five Shortlisted...

The Al-Multaqa Arabic Short Story Prize jury announced the 2016 shortlisted authors. The 5 Al-Multaqa nominees are:   1 Anis Arrafai Masahat Al Dumi Morocco El Eain Publishing 2 Khadija Alnemer Al Afkar Al...

IPAF Longlist 2017 biographies and synopses

Yassin Adnan is a Moroccan writer and broadcaster, born in Safi, Morocco, in 1970. Since his early childhood he has lived in Marrakech and...

Longlist for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction 

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Monday 7th January 2019, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2019 prize. The novels selected by the judges were chosen from 134 entries, all published in Arabic between July 2017 and June 2018.

Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s Short-listed 2018

The selected works in “Literature” include four narrative works: ‘yakfi annana ma’an’ (At Least We are Together) by Egyptian writer Ezzat el-kamhawi, published by Al Dar Al Masriah Al Lubnaniah, Cairo (2017); in addition to two more titles published by Nofal- Hachette Antoine, Beirut, namely ‘ikhtibar al-nadam’ (Remorse Test) by Syrian novelist Khalil Sweileh (2017); and ‘al -shaytan yoheb ahyanan’ (The Devil May Love Sometimes) by Saudi author Zainab Hifni, published in 2017; and “anaqeed al-ratheelah’ (Grapes of Vice) by Mauritanian novelist Ahmad Hafid, published by Arab Scientific Publishers Inc., Beirut, 2016.

Longlist Announced for Sheikh Zayed Book Award “Literature” Category (11th cycle,...

Abu Dhabi December 21, 2016– The Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) announced today its long list in Literature, consisting of 12 titles out of 274 nominations received by the award since last May. The 274 nominations came from 29 countries most of which were from Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, UAE, and Tunisia, in addition to Holland, Canada, Norway, U.K, Eritrea, Sweden, Australia and Belgium.

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding 2017

Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding (SHATIU) is accepting nominations for the year 2017 in the following categories: Translation from Arabic into English (200,000 USD) - Translation from English into Arabic (200,000 USD) Translation from Arabic into French (200,000 USD) - Translation from French into Arabic (200,000 USD) - Achievement Award (200,000 USD)

Shahad al-Rawi Iraqi Writer Wins Book Festival’s First Book Award

The First Book Award celebrates the wealth of new fiction from the UK and around the world featured in the Book Festival public programme and is voted for by readers and visitors to the Festival. The winner was chosen from the 49 debut novels and short story collections for adults and young adults eligible for the Award this year.

The Man Booker International Prize 2018 Longlist Announced

The Man Booker International Prize has revealed the ‘Man Booker Dozen’ of 13 novels in contention for the 2018 prize, which celebrates the finest works of translated fiction from around the world.

The Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship 2017 has been awarded to Ali...

St Aidan’s College of the University of Durham and Banipal magazine of modern Arab literature are delighted to announce that the Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship 2017 has been awarded to Ali Bader, a well-known Iraqi novelist and essayist, whose work is making an important contribution to contemporary Arabic literature. He is the author of thirteen works of fiction, two of which were long-listed for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and several works of non-fiction. His best-known novels include Papa Sartre and The Tobacco Keeper (both published also in English translation)
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