New novels by former Nadwa Participants

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IPAF winner Mohammed Achaari to lead literary masterclass

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Mohamed Mansi Qandil

Mohamed Mansi Qandil

Egyptian novelist Mohamed Mansi Qandil was born in 1946 in the Egyptian delta city of al-Mahalla al-Kubra, where his father was a worker. His first novel, Breaking of the Spirit, was inspired by events surrounding workers' unrest in the city. A medical school graduate, he worked as a doctor in the countryside before dedicating himself to writing. He currently lives in Kuwait, where he works as an editor for monthly magazine Al-Arabi. He has won two awards for his writing, the State Incentive Award in 1988 and the Sawiris Foundation Award in 2006. He has published several novels, short story collections and children's books and his novel Moon over Samarkand has been published in English by AUC Press.

  • A Cloudy Day on the West Side (Dar El-Shorouk, Cairo, 2009)

    A Cloudy Day on the West Side 2010

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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