Arabic Fiction Now: A Conversation with the IPAF 2018 Shortlisted Authors


WHEN April 22, 2018
7:30-8:30 PM WHERE Emirates Writers' Union 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? 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) 2018 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 Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

  • Ibrahim Nasrallah, Authoer, "The Second War of the Dog", (Arab Scientific Publishers, 2016)
  • Aziz Mohammed, Author, "The Critical Case of "K” ", (Dar Tanweer, 2017)
  • Shahad Al Rawi, Author, "The Baghdad Clock", (Dar Al-Hikma, 2016)
  • Walid Shurafa, Author, "Heir of the Tombstones", (Ahlia,2017)
  • Dima Wannous, Author, "The Frightened Ones", (Dar Al-Adab, 2017)
Moderated by
  • Yasin Adnan, Writer and Broadcaster
Hosted by
  • NYU Abu Dhabi Institute and Emirates Writers’ Union

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