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[17 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 74 views]
Yasmina Jraissati, RAYA The agency for Arabic literature, amongst the three finalists of the London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019, Literary agents category

Yasmina Jraissati, RAYA, is among the three finalists of the London Book Fair International Excellency Awards 2019, in the Literary agents category. The winner will be announced in a ceremony at the London Book Fair, on Tuesday March 12th, 2019.
“The shortlist for The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019 has been announced, with USA leading the way with five nominations, closely followed by Brazil and India with three each – and 26 countries represented.
The awards, held in partnership with the UK Publishers Association (PA), celebrate publishing success in seventeen categories, representing the best publishing …

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[6 Feb 2019 | No Comment | 9 views]
Hoda Barakat is on the IPAF’s shortlist for the second time, with “The night post”

The night post  is on the shortlist of the International Prize of Arabic Fiction (IPAF), or Arab Man Booker, that will be awarded in Abu Dhabi in April 2019.
“A writer of her time” who signs an “original and powerful” novel
– Mediapart –

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[6 Nov 2018 | No Comment | 67 views]
A collection of 18 unpublished short stories by Nobel Laureate Naguib Mahfouz has been discovered

The collection “The whisper of stars” will be published by Dar al saqi on Naguib Mahfouz’ birthday, on December 11th.
World translation rights (except English) are free, and managed by RAYA agency on behalf of Dar al saqi, Beirut.
Culture journalist Mohamed Shoair, was in the middle of writing a book on one of Mahfouz’s works.
 
As Shoair was documenting the publishing history of the novel, he searched through thousands of archives, books, magazines, and newspapers.

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[25 Oct 2018 | No Comment | 55 views]
Samar Yazbek is in the third and final selection of the French Femina award 2018

On Wednesday October 24th, the exclusively feminine jury of the French Femina award announced the 7 French titles and 5 foreign titles of their third and final selection. The winner will be announced on November 5th.
Samar Yazbek’s novel “La marcheuse” (The blue pen) tackles Syria’s chemical warfare, and more generally, the massive destruction of war, through the eyes of a woman-child.

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[24 Sep 2018 | No Comment | 55 views]
Aziz Mohammed “The critical case of Mr. K”

Insightful and sarcastic, this is the powerful story of a young man diagnosed with leukemia. This debut novel by young Saudi writer Aziz Mohammed tackles modern Arab life.

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[24 Sep 2018 | No Comment | 60 views]
Mhani Alaoui “Dreams of Maryam Tair”

“Dreams of Maryam Tair” is a debut novel by Moroccan writer Mhani Alaoui that brings readers to a Casablanca of myth and metaphor, of curses, witches, djinns and demons. But it is also a very present-day Casablanca.