The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (also known as Arab Man Booker) has announced its long list yesterday, Tuesday January 7th. The long list can be found below, and details on each book are on the IPAF ‘s website.
On the long list, Khaled Khalifa’s novel “There are no knives in the kitchens of the city “.
Khaled Khalifa was shortlisted for the IPAF in 2008, for his book “In praise of hatred”.
Also on the list, are Ibrahim Nasrallah’s “The edge of the abyss”, Badriya Al Bishr’s “Love stories on Al Asha street”, at Dar al saqi.
The long list 2014:
Clouds Over Alexandria, Ibrahim Abdelmeguid (Egyptian), Dar al-Shorouq
Love Stories on al-Asha Street, Badryah El-Bishr (Saudi Arabian), Dar al-Saqi
The Bearer of the Purple Rose, Antoine Douaihy (Lebanese), Arab Scientific Publishers
366, Amir Tag Elsir (Sudanese), Arab Scientific Publishers
A Rare Blue Bird that Flies with Me, Youssef Fadel (Moroccan), Dar al-Adab
The Season of Pike Fishing, Ismail Ghazali (Moroccan), Dar al-Ain
The Phoenix and the Faithful Friend, Ismail Fahd Ismail (Kuwaiti), Arab Scientific Publishers
Tashari, Inaam Kachachi (Iraqi), Dar al-Jadid
No Knives in this City’s Kitchens, Khaled Khalifa (Syrian), Dar al-Ain
God’s Land of Exile, Ashraf al-Khamaisi (Egyptian), Al-Hadara
Ashes of the East: The Wolf who Grew Up in the Wilderness, Waciny Laredj (Algerian), Al-Jamal
The Journeys of ‘Abdi, known as Son of Hamriya, Abdelrahim Lahbibi (Moroccan), Africa East
The Blue Elephant, Ahmed Mourad (Egyptian), Dar al-Shorouq
The Edge of the Abyss, Ibrahim Nasrallah (Jordanian -Palestinian), Arab Scientific Publishers
The Sad Night of Ali Baba, Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi (Iraqi), The Arab Institute for Research and Publishing
Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi (Iraqi), Al-Jamal