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Thursday, March 17, 2011

International Prize for Arabic Fiction (2008-2011)

from International Prize for Arabic Fiction accessed 12/18/09, 11/11/10

2011 Longlist:
Title Author Nationality
The Arch and the Butterfly. Mohammed Achaari. Moroccan -- Winner!
The Doves' Necklace. Raja Alem. Saudi Arabian -- Shortlist
Turmoil in Jeddah. Maqbul Moussa Al-Alawi. Saudi Arabian
An Oriental Dance. Khalid Al-Bari. Egyptian -- Shortlist
God's Soldiers. Fawaz Haddad. Syrian
Secret Rope. Maha Hassan. Syrian
A Short Life. Renée Hayek. Lebanese
My Tormentor. Bensalem Himmich. Moroccan -- Shortlist
The Andalucian House. Waciny Laredj. Algeria
Women of Wind. Razan Naim Al-Maghrabi. Libyan
The Handsome Jew. Ali Al-Muqri.Yemeni
Common Sins. Fatin Al-Murr. Lebanon
Istasia. Khairy Shalaby. Egyptian
The Hunter of the Chrysalises (or The Head Hunter). Amir Taj Al-Sir. Sudanese -- Shortlist
Brooklyn Heights. Miral Al-Tahawy. Egyptian -- Shortlist
The Eye of the Sun. Ibtisam Ibrahim Teresa. Syria

A panel of judges from Kuwait, Egypt, Tunisia, France and Oman named six finalists for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction during the Beirut International Book Fair in Lebanon. The winner will be announced March 2, 2010, at an awards ceremony during the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, according to the Khaleej Times (via Book2book).

Previous two winners for the prize — Bahaa Taher (Sunset Oasis 2008) and Youssef Ziedan (Azazel 2009) — have not only secured English publications of their novels in the UK, through Sceptre (Hodder and Stoughton) and Atlantic Books respectively, but also a number of international deals as a result of the prize.

The 2010 International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist:

A Cloudy Day on the West Side by Muhammad Al Mansi Qindeel (Egypt) -- not on GR or Worldcat
Beyond Paradise by Mansoura Ez Eldin (Egypt) -- added Maryam's Maze
America by Rabee Jabir (Lebanon) -- not on GR or Worldcat
Spewing Sparks as Big as Castles by Abdo Khal (Saudi Arabia) -- not on GR or Worldcat-- Winner!
The Lady from Tel Aviv by Rabai’ Madhoun (Palestine)
When the Wolves Grow Old by Jamal Naji (Jordan) -- not on GR or Worldcat

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