Arabic Fiction Now: A Conversation with the IPAF 2015 Shortlisted Authors

Talk

WHEN May 4, 2015
6:30-8pm WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center 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) 2015 to discuss their works and the state of Arabic fiction today. The Prize is run with the support of the Booker Prize Foundation and funded by TCA Abu Dhabi.

This event will be in Arabic with English interpretation. 

Panelists

Atef Abu Saif Author, "A Suspended Life" (Al-Ahlia, 2015)

Jana Elhassan Author, "Floor 99" (Difaf Publications, 2015)

Lina Hawyan Elhassan Author, "Diamonds and Women" (Dar al-Adab, 2015)

Shukri Mabkhout Author, "The Italian" (Dar Tanweer, Lebanon, 2015)

Ahmed el-Madini Author, "Willow Alley" (Al-Markez al-Thaqafi al-Arabi, 2015)

Hammour Ziada Author, "The Longing of the Dervish" (Dar al-Ain, 2015)

Moderated by

Marilyn Booth Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World, University of Oxford; Senior Research Fellow in the Humanities, NYUAD

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

Moderated by
  • Marilyn Booth, Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World, University of Oxford
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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