Kuwaiti author Mai Al-Nakib has won the Edinburgh International Book Festival’s 2014 “First Book Award” for her debut short-story collection The Hidden Light of Objects:
The results of the festival’s First Book Award were announced yesterday.
Although some films are just a watered-down, punched-up version of the novel that inspired them, films (or TV series) and novels can have a powerful artistic chemistry:
Three great novelists will soon have books made into films. Sonallah Ibrahim recently allowed the very
Today, Ittihadiya detainees including rights activists Yara Sallam and Sanaa Abdel-Fattah, will receive a verdict. Abdel-Fattah, like a number of other arrested activists, has been on a hunger strike for the last 60 days. Stories like hers were dramatized last week in
Newly translated and published online this month:
The opening of the novel Otared, by Mohamed Rabie, trans. Robin Moger (Mada Masr)
This line of blood puts me in mind of many things.
It’s traced on the wall, not quite vertically but leaning at a slight angle and at its
Wikipedia recently attempted to distribute books to Arabic-writing encyclopaedists across the region:
The grants are an attempt to expand the content of the Arabic-language wikis and certainly seem like a good idea. As Siko Bouterse writes: