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[9 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 125 views]

The International Prize of Arabic Fiction (IPAF) also known as the Arab Booker has announced its long list. RAYA’s Ibrahim Nasrallah’s The King of Galilee, and Mohammad Hasan Alwan’s Beavers are on the list!

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[6 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 231 views]

AUB Professor Robert Myers was among a group who were awarded a $50,000 grant by the MacArthur Foundation to translate to English and produce a play by late Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous in Beirut and Chicago.

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[9 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 84 views]
PEN Pinter Prize awarded to Yazbek

The PEN Pinter Prize was established in 2009 in memory of the Nobel-winning playwright Harold Pinter. The Prize is awarded annually to a British writer or a writer resident in Britain of outstanding literary merit who, in the words of Harold Pinter’s Nobel speech, casts an ‘unflinching, unswerving’ gaze upon the world, and shows a ‘fierce intellectual determination … to define the real truth of our lives and our societies’.

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[5 Sep 2012 | No Comment | 98 views]
Khaled Khalifa’s In praise of hatred is out in English! – At Transworld, Random house UK

Khaled Khalifa’s In praise of hatred is now out in English!

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[27 May 2012 | No Comment | 134 views]
Khaled Khalifa arrested and released

The rumor this afternoon, May 26th, was that Khaled Khalifa was arrested in the morning while attending the funeral of a friend in Damascus. He was released with a broken arm and contusions to the head. On the phone, Khaled Khalifa said he was now alright. The LA Times gives the following details.

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[19 Mar 2012 | No Comment | 196 views]
Ibrahim Nasrallah’s “The king of Galilee’

‘The king of Galilee’, a very-well written epic tale, goes over the story of Zaher Al Omar, a figure of Arab history, who, in the 18th century, fought the Ottoman Empire for independance.