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The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017

73 Thursday 9 March, 4.30pm-5.30pm Al Baraha 1, InterContinental

Three of the finest contemporary Arab authors discuss what it takes to win literary prizes, and the different approaches they take to writing powerful, memorable works. These authors are breaking new ground in Arabic writing with their surprising and innovative work.

Rabai Al Madhoun’s Destinies: Concerto of the Holocaust and the Nakba won the 2016 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, mixing together the tales of people living under occupation and those living in exile.

Al Madhoun is joined on the panel by Mohammad Rabie, whose time-slipping dark fantasy Otared was also on the 2016 shortlist, and Mansoura Ez Eldin, who was shortlisted in 2010 for Beyond Paradise, a novel about family secrets and our relationship with the past.

Language: Arabic, with simultaneous English translation

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017

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