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International Prize for Arabic Fiction

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) (Arabic: الجائزة العالمية للرواية العربية‎) is a literary prize managed in association with the Booker Prize Foundation in London, and supported by the Emirates Foundation in Abu Dhabi. The prize is specifically for prose fiction by Arabic authors, along the lines of the Man Booker Prize. Each year, the winner of the prize receives US$50,000 and the six shortlisted authors receive US$10,000 each.

International Prize for Arabic Fiction
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Awarded forBest novel published in Arabic
LocationArab world
Presented byEmirates Foundation
First awarded2008
Currently held byShukri Mabkhout
Websitehttp://www.arabicfiction.org

The aim of the award is to recognise and reward excellence in contemporary Arabic fiction writing and to encourage wider readership of good-quality Arabic literature in the region and internationally. The prize is also designed to encourage the translation and promotion of Arabic language literature into other major world languages. An independent board of trustees, drawn from across the Arab world and beyond, is responsible for appointing six new judges each year, and for the overall management of the prize.

Contents

Rules and entryEdit

Only novels are considered for the IPAF. Submissions are made by publishers, which can nominate up to three novels published in Arabic during the previous year. All authors must be living at the time of the award.[1]

TrusteesEdit

  • Ahdaf Soueif, Novelist and political and cultural commentator.
  • Professor Marie-Thérèse Abdel-Messih, Professor of English & Comparative Literature, University of Cairo, Egypt
  • Nouri Abid, Publisher, L'Edition Med Ali, Tunisia
  • Bachar Chebaro, Publisher, Scientific Arab Publishers, Lebanon
  • Dr. Peter Clark OBE, Independent Consultant and Writer, Middle East Cultural Advisory Services, UK
  • Professor Rasheed El-Enany, Professor of Modern Arabic Literature, University of Exeter, and Series Editor of Edinburgh Studies in Modern Arabic Literature, UK
  • Joumana Haddad, Writer, Poet and Journalist
  • Dr Khaled Hroub, Arab academic and director of Cambridge Arab Media Project (CAMP)
  • Assia Moussei, President and Publishing Manager of El Ikhtilef publishing house, translator and journalist, Algeria
  • Zaki Nusseibeh, Advisor, Ministry of Presidential Affairs – Vice-Chairman, Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage
  • Margaret Obank, Publisher and Editor, Banipal magazine of Modern Arab Literature, UK
  • William Sieghart, Chairman & Founder, Forward Publishing, National Poetry Day, UK
  • Professor Yasir Suleiman CBE, Professor of Arabic, University of Cambridge, UK
  • Evelyn (Eve) Smith, Company Secretary of International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Company Secretary Booker Prize Foundation, UK
  • Jonathan Taylor CBE, Current Chairman of the IPAF Board of Trustees. Chairman, Booker Prize Foundation, UK

Winners and nomineesEdit

  = winner

2008Edit

The novels shortlisted for IPAF 2007–08:

2009Edit

The shortlist was announced December 10, 2008 chosen from a total of 131 submissions from 16 Arabic countries. The winner was announced March 16, 2009.

Also longlisted in 2009Edit

2010Edit

The shortlist announced on December 16, 2009 was chosen from a total of 115 submissions from 17 Arabic countries. The winner was announced on March 2, 2010, the first day of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

Also longlisted in 2010Edit

2011Edit

 
Mohammed Achaari & Raja'a Alem, joint winners of the 2011 prize

The shortlist was announced December 9, 2010, chosen from a total of 123 submissions and a longlist of 16.[2] The winners were announced on March 14, 2011, the eve of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. This marked the first time the award had been split, as well as the first female winner (Raja Alem).[3]

Also longlisted in 2011Edit

2012Edit

A total of 101 submissions from 15 countries were whittled down to a longlist of 13. This list was announced in November 2011. The final shortlist of six books was revealed on January 11, 2012. The winner was announced March 27, 2012.[4]

Also longlisted in 2012Edit

2013Edit

The longlist of 16 books was announced on December 6, 2012.[5] The shortlist of six books was announced on January 9, 2013.[6] The winner was announced on 23 April 2013.[7][8]

Also longlisted in 2013Edit

2014Edit

The longlist of 16 books was announced 7 January 2014.[9] The shortlist of 6 books was announced 10 February 2014.[10] The winner was announced 29 April 2014.[11][12][13]

Also longlisted in 2014Edit

2015Edit

The longlist.[14] On February 13, 2015 the shortlist was announced.[15] The winner was announced May 6, 2015.[16]

Also longlisted in 2015Edit

2016Edit

The longlist was announced on 12th January 2016. The winner was announced April 26, 2016.[17]

Also longlisted in 2016Edit

2017Edit

The winner was announced April 25, 2017.[18]

Also longlisted in 2017Edit

2018Edit

The longlist was announced on January 17, 2018. The winner was announced April 24, 2018.

Also longlisted in 2018Edit

2019Edit

The shortlist was announced on 5 February 2019, chosen from a total of 134 submissions from 9 Arab countries.[19] The shortlist titles [20] are:

Also longlisted in 2019Edit

  • Mohammed Abi Samra, Women Without Trace, Lebanon, Riyad al-Rayyes
  • Jalal Bargas, Women of the Five Senses, Jordan, Arabic Institute for Research and Publishing
  • Mbarek Rabi, Western Mediterranean, Morocco, Arabic Institute for Research and Publishing
  • Omaima Abdullah Al-Khamis, Voyage of the Cranes in the Cities of Agate, Saudi Arabia, Dar Al Saqi
  • Iman Yehia, The Mexican Wife, Egypt, Dar al-Shorouk
  • Maysalun Hadi, Mohammed's Brothers, Iraq, Dar al-Dhakira
  • Habib Sayah, Me and Haim, Algeria, Dar Mim
  • May Menassa, I Killed My Mother in Order to Live, Lebanon, Riyad al-Rayyes
  • Haji Jaber, Black Foam, Eritrea, Dar Tanweer (Lebanon)
  • Waciny Laredj, May — the Nights of Isis Copia, Algeria, Dar al-Adab


JudgesEdit

StatisticsEdit

IPAF NadwaEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rules and submissions for IPAF". Archived from the original on 2011-03-18. Retrieved 2011-03-15. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  2. ^ 2011 Shortlist announced
  3. ^ The Guardian – 2011 winners
  4. ^ "The Druze of Belgrade by Rabee Jaber wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2012" Archived 2012-04-11 at the Wayback Machine, IPAF website, March 27, 2012.
  5. ^ Joshua Farrington (6 December 2012). "International Prize for Arabic Fiction longlist". The Bookseller. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  6. ^ Joshua Farrington (9 January 2013). "Shortlist for International Prize for Arabic Fiction". The Bookseller. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
  7. ^ M. Lynx Qualey (April 23, 2013). "Page-turning Novel by Young Kuwaiti Author Wins 2013 'Arabic Booker'". Arabic Literature (in English). Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  8. ^ Benedicte Page (24 April 2013). "Saud Alsanousi wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction". The Bookseller. Retrieved April 23, 2013.
  9. ^ "2014 longlist". International Prize for Arabic Fiction. 7 January 2014. Archived from the original on 18 March 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  10. ^ "No Title". International Prize for Arabic Fiction. 10 February 2014. Archived from the original on 1 March 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  11. ^ Randa El-Banna (April 30, 2014). "Saadawy wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2014". The Cairo Post. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  12. ^ Dennis Abrams (April 30, 2014). ""Frankenstein in Baghdad" Wins the 2014 Arabic Booker Prize". Publishing Perspectives. Retrieved April 30, 2014.
  13. ^ "Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi wins 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction". International Prize for Arabic Fiction. 29 April 2014. Archived from the original on 2 May 2014. Retrieved April 30, 2014. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  14. ^ "2015 Longlist". arabicfiction.org. March 18, 2015. Archived from the original on March 18, 2015. Retrieved May 7, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  15. ^ "2015 shortlist". arabicfiction.org. February 13, 2015. Archived from the original on March 18, 2015. Retrieved May 7, 2015. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  16. ^ M Lynx Qualey (May 6, 2015). "Tunisian novel wins 'Arabic Booker' in Abu Dhabi despite UAE ban". The Guardian. Retrieved May 7, 2015.
  17. ^ "Destinies: Concerto of the Holocaust and the Nakba by Rabai al-Madhoun wins 2016 International Prize for Arabic Fiction". International Prize for Arabic Fiction. April 26, 2016. Archived from the original on April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 27, 2016. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  18. ^ "Mohammed Hasan Alwan wins 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction". arabicfiction.org. April 25, 2017. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  19. ^ Natour, Rajaa (8 February 2019). "Will the 'Arabic Booker Prize' make history this year?". Haaretz. Retrieved 8 February 2019.
  20. ^ "The International Prize for Arabic Fiction - Official website". Retrieved 8 February 2019.

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