2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Longlist


The Arab world is known for it’s beautiful poetry and awesome writing. Pity there is still few books of writers being translated. Fortunately the Prize is supported by the Booker Prize Foundation in London and funded by the TCA Abu Dhabi in the UAE. To date, six of the seven winning IPAF novels have secured deals for publication in English. Overall, winning and shortlisted books since 2008 have been translated into over 20 languages.
Over at Arab Women Writer the longlist is published. The winner is Frankenstein in Bagdad by Ahmed Saadawi.

The full 2014 longlist, with author names in alphabetical order, is as follows: (from Arabic fiction website).

Title Author Nationality Publisher
Clouds Over Alexandria Ibrahim Abdelmeguid Egyptian Dar al-Shorouq
Love Stories on al-Asha Street Badryah El-Bishr Saudi Arabian Dar al-Saqi
The Bearer of the Purple Rose Antoine Douaihy Lebanese Arab Scientific Publishers
366 Amir Tag Elsir Sudanese Arab Scientific Publishers
A Rare Blue Bird that Flies with Me Youssef Fadel Moroccan Dar al-Adab
The Season of Pike Fishing Ismail Ghazali Moroccan Dar al-Ain
The Phoenix and the Faithful Friend Ismail Fahd Ismail Kuwaiti Arab Scientific Publishers
Tashari Inaam Kachachi Iraqi Dar al-Jadid
No Knives in this City’s Kitchens Khaled Khalifa Syrian Dar al-Ain
God’s Land of Exile Ashraf al-Khamaisi Egyptian Al-Hadara
Ashes of the East: The Wolf who Grew Up in the Wilderness Waciny Laredj Algerian Al-Jamal
The Journeys of ‘Abdi, known as Son of Hamriya Abdelrahim Lahbibi Moroccan Africa East
The Blue Elephant Ahmed Mourad Egyptian Dar al-Shorouq
The Edge of the Abyss Ibrahim Nasrallah Jordanian -Palestinian Arab Scientific Publishers
The Sad Night of Ali Baba Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi Iraqi The Arab Institute for Research and Publishing
Frankenstein in Baghdad Ahmed Saadawi Iraqi Al-Jamal

From: Arab Women Writer



~ by eneryvibes on 1,August 5, 2014.

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