Kamel Riahi

Kamel Riahi

Kamel Riahi is Tunisian and is Head of the Translation Department at the Higher Institute for Translation in Algeria. He has published one novel, two collections of short stories and three works of criticism.

Lana Abdel Rahman

Lana Abdel Rahman

Lana Abdel Rahman is Lebanese, resident in Egypt. She has degrees from the Lebanese University and the American University of Cairo. She has published two novels and two collections of short stories, and works as a cultural journalist.

Mansour el-Sowaim

Mansour el-Sowaim is Sudanese and was born in Darfur. He works as a journalist in Khartoum and has published two novels and collections of short stories. His work has been translated into French and into English.

Mansoura Ez Eldin

Egyptian novelist and journalist Mansoura Ez Eldin was born in Delta Egypt in 1976. She studied journalism at the Faculty of Media, Cairo University and has published short stories in various newspapers and magazines: she published her first collection of short stories, Shaken Light, in 2001.

Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Mohammed Hassan Alwan was born in Riyadh, Saudia Arabia. He has an MBA from the University of Portland, Oregon. He has published four novels as well as short stories and writes a weekly column for a Saudi newspaper.

Mohammed Salah al-Azab

Mohammed Salah al-Azab was born in Cairo and has published novels and collections of short stories. Among several awards he has won the Suad Al-Sabah Award for the Novel.

Nadia Alkokabani

Nadia Alkokabani was born in Taiz, Yemen, and has degrees from Yemen and Egypt. She is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sanaa. She has published three collections of short stories.

Nasser al-Dhaheri

Nasser al-Dhaheri is an Emirati and was born in al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates and has studied in the UAE and in Paris. He has been editor of al-Ittihad newspaper. He has published nine volumes of short stories and of articles.

About the Prize

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is an annual literary prize run with the support of the Booker Prize Foundation in London and...

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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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