Arabic Fiction Now: A Conversation with the IPAF 2017 Shortlisted Authors


WHEN April 24, 2017
6-7:30 PM WHERE NYUAD Campus, Conference Center WHO NYU Abu Dhabi Institute Open to the Public

NOTE: This event will be in Arabic with simultaneous English translation.

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) 2017 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.

Panel Members
  • Mohammed Hasan Alwan, Author, "Small Death" (Dar Al Saqi, 2016), Individuals
  • Elias Khoury, Author, "Children of the Ghetto – My Name is Adam" (Dar al-Adab, 2016), Individuals
  • Najwa Binshatwan, Author, "The Slaves' Pens" (Dar Al Saqi, 2016), Individuals
  • Saad Mohammed Rahim, Author, " The Bookseller's Murder" (Sutour, 2016), Individuals
  • Mohammed Abdel Nabi, Author, "In the Spider's Chamber" (Dar Al Ain, 2016), Individuals
  • Ismail Fahd Ismail, Author, "Al-Sabiliat" (Nova Plus, 2015), Individuals
Moderated by
  • Bilal Orfali, Chairperson and ​Associate Professor of Arabic Studies, American University of Beirut
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute

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