Culture on the Arabian Table: Khalid AlNasarallah, Jalal Barjas & Yasmina Khadra
Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 17:00-18:00
Session No: 213
Literary schools, critiques, translation initiatives, and publishing in the Arab world are shifting as the ongoing rise of digital to audio preoccupies both readers and writers.
If these changes to the literary scene are not discussed on a global scale, how can we face the challenges and new realities in the Arab world? We are all affected and influenced by what is going on around us! How do writers perceive the current literary scene?
Join us for a round table discussion with writers Yasmina Khadra, Jalal Bargas, and Khalid AlNasrallah to see the big picture and talk about the future of the Arabic literary scene.
Khalid AlNasrallah is a Kuwaiti writer. He founded Nova Plus for publishing and distribution and Dar Al-Khan for translation and publishing. His novel The Supreme Gendarmerie was nominated for the Sheikh Zayed Prize in the Young Author category, and his novel The White Line of the Night reached the final list of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2022.
Jalal Barjas is a Jordanian poet and novelist. His novel The Snakes of Fire: The Love Story of Ali Bin Mahmoud Al Qassad won the Katara Prize for Arabic Fiction 2015. His novel Women of the Five Senses was longlisted for the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction and his novel The Notebooks of the Bookseller won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021.
Mohammed Moulessehoul, better known as Yasmina Khadra, is an author and former military commander. The novelist has written almost 40 novels and has been published in over 50 countries. Khadra has published six novels under his real name, after deciding to start using the pseudonym Yasmina Khadra, his wife’s name, in 1997. His written works has been adapted for film and theatre, including Les Agneaux du Seigneur (In the Name of God), The Dictator’s Last Night, and Khalil.