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The winner of the International Man Booker Prize will be announced tonight

The winner of the International Man Booker Prize will be announced tonight, meanwhile, below is an interview of Hoda Barkat, published by The Guardian on May 13th. Go the The Guardian‘s website for the interviews of all other authors on the shortlist.

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Happy to share English excerpts of Le Monde des Livres’ beautiful review of Alwan’s Beavers

This review by Catherine Simon, was published by Le Monde des Livres, on January 22, 2015. Below are a few excerpts in English.
Both melancholic and hilarious, this story (…) sheds a critical, often fierce, light on the Saudi society and its offspring (…)

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Douaihy’s “June rain” is out in Spanish!

Jabbour Douaihy’s novel “June rain” was acquired by Turner Libros. It was published this week.
June rain was published in French (Actes Sud), English (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation), Italian (Feltrinelli), German (Hanser), and will appear in Turkish soon. Visit the book’s page on this website.

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Meet Alwan at the “Assises Internationales du Roman”, in Lyon, on May 28th 2015

Alwan will meet his French readers in the Assises Internationales du Roman, in Lyon, on May 28th, 2015. The meeting will take place at the Institut de Formation aux Soins Infirmiers (IFIS) at the “Centre hospitalier Saint-Joseph Saint Luc”, 18:30-20:30.

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Yet another great appreciation of Alwan’s Beavers, in Canada

An interview conducted by Marie-Christine Blais, for La Presse, published in April 10th.
Your narrator, Ghaleb, draws continually striking parallels between beavers he discovered in Oregon and his family who lives in Riyadh. How did you get this idea?
I grew up in Saudi Arabia, where beavers do not exist. My knowledge on the subject was therefore superficial, and I was not interested in it, anyway! It was when I moved to Portland [Oregon], in 2006, to finish my master that I really got to know this animal.

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