An Amsterdam chapter to the IPAF



By Robbert A.F.L. Woltering, Assistant professor Arabic studies and Director ACMES, University of Amsterdam

Whilst this year’s IPAF award ceremony took place in Abu Dhabi on 26 April, a shadow event was underway in Amsterdam.

A panel of Arabists convened before an excited audience of Arabic literature fans at the University of Amsterdam to discuss the shortlisted novels, and select their favourite.