New novels by former Nadwa Participants

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IPAF winner Mohammed Achaari to lead literary masterclass

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Muna al-Sheemi

Muna al-Sheemi is an Egyptian writer, born in 1968. She obtained a B.A. in Egyptian Archaeology from Cairo University in 1990, and has since worked as a history teacher. She has published a number of articles and short stories in Egyptian and Arab magazines and newspapers such as Al-Watan and Akhbar al-Adab and the Kuwaiti magazine, Al-Arabi. She is the author of three collections of short stories and five novels, which have won several prizes. These include the Egyptian General Authority for Cultural Palaces Prize in 2004 for her novel A Colour Runaway from the Rainbow (2003) and the Story Club Prize of 2004 for her novel The Weightier Scale (2008). In 2014, she won a BBC radio prize for her short story Jangling of the Bracelets.

  • The Size of a Grape 2015

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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