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Read Fiction by University of Iowa’s 2014 IWP Residents from Egypt, Saudi, Sudan

The University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) residency —  the world’s oldest and largest multinational writing residency — will host another thirty to thirty-five authors this year, among them Saudi author Abdullah al-Wesali, Sudanese writer Sabah Sanhouri, and

War and Peace in Gaza and London,’ Coming in September

Gaza-based Theatre for Everybody and London-based Az Theatre are co-creating and co-producing “War and Peace in Gaza and London,” set for a Rich Mix debut at 4 p.m. on September 14:

According to Az Theatre’s Jonathan Chadwick, the productions — which are

At the Edinburgh Book Fest: Where Political Analysis Falls Apart, Literature Can Say Something

There are a number of events that focus on Arab and Arabic literatures at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Contributor Raphael Cormack attended two, and found that, “Where political analysis falls apart, literature and fiction can say something.”

By Raphael Cormack

This

Book review - Sholay - The Graphic Novel and Gabbar
I was excited, really excited, on finding out that a couple of graphic novels on Sholay had just hit the stands. Though Yash Raj had also tried that with Ek Tha Tiger and Saif Ali Khan too went ahead with designing one for Agent Vinod, the trend has somehow not picked when it comes to
Thus Far, 220 Reported Entries for New $200K Katara Novel Prize

The Peninsula Qatar reported on Thursday that the Katara Novel Prize — which seems to be Qatar’s answer to the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) and Sheikh Zayed Book Award (SZBA) — is moving forward. The prize committee announced Wednesday that they’d received 220

The Corpse Washer, ‘A Concordance of Leaves’ Win Arab-American Book Awards

According to the Arab American Museum’s Matthew Stiffler, the 2014 Arab American Book Awards — given to books published in 2013 — have just been announced:

As in past years, the names of the judges weren’t released.

The four winners are:

Fiction: The Corpse Washer, by Sinan

Arabic Translator Barbara Romaine Among 20 to Receive NEA Translation Grants

The US-based National Endowment for the Arts has announced the latest round of literary translation fellowships:

The NEA named 20 translators of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry — working from 12 different languages — to receive a total of $300,000 in grants.

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