Today, the attention of fans of the Arabic novel is directed to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, to follow up on the announcement of the winning novel of the International Booker Prize for Arabic Fiction, in its 2023 session.
The International Booker Prize for Arabic Fiction had set the date for the ceremony today, Sunday, when it will take place at exactly seven o’clock in the evening, UAE time, provided that the ceremony will be transmitted on the official page of the award on the social networking platform “Facebook”.
And recently, the International Booker Prize for Arabic Fiction announced the novels that reached the short list in its sixteenth session for the year 2023, and each writer whose novel reached the short list receives a financial prize of 10 thousand dollars, while the grand prize winner receives a grand prize of 50 thousand dollars. dollars, to be added to the $10,000.
The following are the titles of the novels that reached the short list for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction for the year 2023, which are listed according to the alphabetical order of the writers' names.
The novel "Days of the Rising Sun" by the Egyptian writer Miral Al-Tahawy
The novel "From us" by Al Seddik Haj Ahmed
"The Stone of Happiness" by Azhar Zarzis
"Eduardo Cyrene Concerto" by Najwa Bin Shatwan
The novel "The Higher Horizon" by Fatima Abdel Hamid
The novel "Al-Qafar's Alienation" by Zahran Al-Qasimi.
The jury of the International Booker Prize for Arabic Fiction, in its 2023 session, is chaired by Muhammad Al-Ashari, and consists of: Reem Bassiouni, an Egyptian academic and novelist; Titz Rock, Swedish professor and translator; Aziza Al-Tai, Omani writer and academic; Fadila Farouk, Algerian novelist, researcher and journalist, Yacine Adnan, member of the Board of Trustees, and Flor Montanaro, coordinator of the award.