Arabic Fiction Now: A Conversation with the IPAF 2017 Shortlisted Authors
WHENApril 24, 2017 6-7:30pmWHERE
NYUAD Campus, Conference Center
WHONYU 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
Ismail Fahd Ismail, Author, "Al-Sabiliat" (Nova Plus, 2015), 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
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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