Fear in Fantasy: Inaam Kachachi & Tareq Imam
Date/Time: Sunday 5 February 2023 20:00-21:00
Session No: 130
What emotions does the word ‘Fantasy’ invoke in you? Excitement? Fear? Perhaps suspense?
Well, if that’s your response, just imagine how the author feels. Committing their fears to paper and sharing their visions of the parallel universe, authors build worlds where unholy creatures and unsettling realities reside.
Incorporated with fantasy and imagination, fear creates a hauntingly memorable experience, for both the writer and the reader.
Join novelists Inaam Kachachi and Tareq Imam as they share the secrets of inciting fear in fantasy. From their explorations of electronic cemeteries, in Kachachi’s “Tashari ”, to places made out of endless walls, in Imam’s masterpiece “City of Infinite Walls", their discussion is sure to be engraved in your memory forever.
Inaam Kachachi is an Iraqi novelist and journalist born in Baghdad and currently residing in Paris. After graduating from the University of Baghdad, she went on to complete her Master’s and PhD degrees at Sorbonne University. Three of Kachachi’s four novels have been shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), and her works have also been translated into ten different languages.
Tareq Imam is Egyptian novelist and short story writer. He has published 12 books, including novels and short story collections, most notably The Calmness of the Assassins, The Second Life of Constantine Cavafy, Taste of Sleep, City of Infinite Walls and Maquette Cairo, which was shortlisted for the 2022 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).