Arabic Fiction Now: A Conversation with the IPAF Shortlist


WHEN April 27, 2014
6:30-8 PM WHERE Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

What is the status of the novel in the Arab World? What is the relationship between fiction and politics? Is fiction an alternate window into the state of society in this dynamic, restless region? This panel brings together the authors shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) to discuss their works and the state of Arabic fiction today.

Please note that the discussion will be in Arabic, with English translation provided.


Ahmed Saadawi Author, "Frankenstein in Baghdad"
Youssef Fadel Author, "A Rare Blue Bird that Flies with Me" 
Abdelrahim Lahbibi Author, "The Journeys of 'Abdi, known as Son of Hamriya" 
Ahmed Mourad Author, "The Blue Elephant" 
Khaled Khalifa Author, "No Knives in this City's Kitchens" 
Inaam Kachachi Author, "Tashari"

Moderated by
  • Wail Hassan, Visiting Professor of Literature, NYUAD

In Collaboration with

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF)

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