Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Mohammed Hasan Alwan wins 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction
·Previously shortlisted novelist Mohammed
Hasan Alwan wins 2017 Prize ·His novel, A Small Death, sees
the historical and spiritual adventures of Ibn ‘Arabi brought vividly to life
in fiction for the first time
Small Death by Mohammed Hasan Alwan was
tonight, Tuesday 25 April 2017, announced as the winner of the 10th
International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).
novel,published by Dar Al Saqi, was named as this year’s chosen title
by the Chair of Judges, Palestinian novelist Sahar Khalifeh, at a ceremony in
Abu Dhabi. In addition to winning $50,000, funding will be provided for
the English translation of A Small Death, and Alwan can expect an
increase in book sales and international recognition.