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Some of the Arab world's most well-known authors have demanded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction cut ties with the UAE.

A number of Arab artists have withdrawn from Emirati-run exhibitions and competitions in opposition to last month's agreement to normalise ties with Israel.

Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

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Virus will inspire generation of writers, says Lebanese novelist

Jabbour Douihy, who has twice been shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, believes coronavirus will become part of 'the imagination of humanity'.

Palestinian-Jordanian author Ibrahim Nasrallah on life and literature

Raya al-Jadir

Palestinian-Jordanian author Ibrahim Nasrallah on life and literature

Book Club: Author and poet Ibrahim Nasrallah, winner of the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, talks more in-depth about his life and ...

Arabic lit magazine features longlisted novels for top prize

The New Arab

Arabic lit magazine features longlisted novels for top prize

Arabic translation literary magazine Banipal has released this year's summer issue, which is dedicated to highlighting recently longlisted works ...

The New Arab

Palestinian wins 'Arab Booker' with novel on Nakba, Holocaust

Novelist Rabai al-Madhoun has been declared winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, becoming the first Palestinian author to receive the prestigious award, also known as the 'Arab Booker'.

Marcia Lynx Qualey

The literature of forgetting and remembering in Iraq

Novels on Iraq have taken dramatically different approaches to the subject. Iraqis are producing a body of 'literature as resistance', dwarfed ...

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Longlist announced for international "Arabic Booker" fiction prize

This year, 16 novels from 10 countries have been selected to compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction - and the longlist includes ...

Lana Asfour

Longlist announced for international "Arabic Booker" fiction prize

This year, 16 novels from 10 countries have been selected to compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction - and the longlist includes ...

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