As I write this, I am reeling from the latest immigration announcement from our ricocheting president saying he […]
Once a tiny minority in Arabic literature, science fiction, horror and thrillers are getting a boost: Al Jazeera
At the end of April, the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) turned seven years old. That’s when the prize named its eighth winner: the acclaimed Frankenstein in Baghdad, by Iraqi author Ahmed Saadawi.
As is tradition, Saadawi’s win was announced on the eve of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which ran from April 29-May 5. This year’s announcement was met by cheers in the Hilton ballroom and echoingdelight across social media. Saadawi was the first Iraqi to take the prize and fellow Iraqis were particularly happy. When the fair opened the next morning, copies of the winning novel sold briskly.
Ahmed Saadawi becomes first Iraqi to win the ‘Arabic Booker’ for Frankenstein in Baghdad: The Guardian Success for […]
On Tuesday night, International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) judging chair Saad Albazei announced that Iraqi author Ahmed […]