New novels by former Nadwa Participants

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IPAF winner Mohammed Achaari to lead literary masterclass

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Ismail Fahd Ismail

Ismail Fahd Ismail is a Kuwaiti writer and novelist. Born in 1940, he has worked as a full-time writer since 1985. He graduated with a BA in Literature and Criticism from the Higher Institute for Dramatic Arts, Kuwait, and has worked as both a teacher and in the administration of educational resources. He also managed an artistic production company. Ismail is regarded as the founder of the art of the novel in Kuwait. Since the appearance of his first novel, The Sky Was Blue, in 1970, he has published 26 novels as well as three short story collections, two plays and several critical studies. His support for a large number of short story writers and novelists and his encouragement of creative talent have had a significant impact on the Kuwaiti and Arab literary scene.    

  • The Phoenix and the Faithful Friend 2014

Previous Years

You can find a complete history of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction here. Information on all the winners, shortlisted and longlisted...

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Translations

    One of the main aims of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction is to encourage the translation of Arabic literature into...

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