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Ibrahim Issa

Ibrahim Issa is an Egyptian journalist, born in 1965. He began working on the Rose El-Youssef magazine when he was still in his first year of studies at the College of Media, Cairo. He was editor of the Al-Dustur daily newspaper from 1995-1998 and from 2004 until October 2010, when he was sacked by the paper's owner Sayyed Al-Bedawi. Ibrahim Issa has been among the most active of Egyptian journalists in protesting against political practices in Egypt and as a result the authorities closed down three newspapers edited by him and confiscated his novel Assassination of the Big Man. He has been awarded several prizes including the Gebran Tueni Award (2008), the International Journalist of the Year Award in 2010, from the British Society of Editors, and the Index on Censorship Award's 2011 Freedom of Expression Award. His novels include: Hussein's Blood (1992), The Last Manifestation of Mary (1993), Blood on a Breast (1996), Assassination of the Big Man (1999) and National Ghosts (2008). Although he has left his post at Al-Dostour newspaper, Ibrahim Issa continues to edit the electronic publication The Original Dostor which is separate from the newspaper, and he has been editor of Al-Tahrir newspaper since July 2011.     

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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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    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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