Category: Algeria

  • Prix Littéraire Mohammed Dib 2024 longlist announced.

    Prix Littéraire Mohammed Dib 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlists for Prix Littéraire Mohammed Dib 2024 were announced in Tlemcen, Algeria on Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Mohammed Dib was an Algerian author who wrote over 30 novels, as well as numerous short stories, poems, and children’s literature in the French language. His work covered the breadth of 19th-century Algerian history, focusing on Algeria’s…

  • Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 finalists announced.

    Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 finalists announced.

    The finalists for Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2024 were announced on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie (English: Five Continents Prize of the Francophonie) was established by the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2001. It is aimed at highlighting literary talents reflecting the expression of cultural…

  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 longlist announced.

    International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 was announced on Thursday, December 14, 2023. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. It aims to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high-quality Arabic literature internationally through the…

  • Prix du Roman Métis des Lecteurs 2023 finalists announced

    Prix du Roman Métis des Lecteurs 2023 finalists announced

    The finalists for the Prix du Roman Métis des Lecteurs 2023 were announced on Thursday, October 19, 2023. The Grand Prix du Roman Métis is an international literary prize awarded every year by the city of Saint-Denis in Reunion since 2010. It rewards a French-language novel highlighting the values ​​of cross-breeding, diversity, and humanism. Since…

  • Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2023 finalists announced

    Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2023 finalists announced

    Mansoura Ez-Eldin, Abdelkrim Saifi, and Shady Lewis are finalists of Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2023 announced on July 13, 2023. The Prix de la Littérature Arabe is awarded to a writer, a national of a member country of the Arab League and author of a published book – novel, collection of short stories or…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2023 shortlist announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2023 shortlist announced.

    The Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2023 announced its shortlists in the Literature, Young Author, and Literary & Art Criticism categories on March 9, 2023. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented to Arab writers, intellectuals, and publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural,…

  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 shortlist announced.

    International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 has been announced today, March 1, 2023. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high-quality Arabic literature internationally through…

  • Afritondo Short Story Prize 2023 longlist announced.

    Afritondo Short Story Prize 2023 longlist announced.

    The longlist of fifteen writers in the running for the Afritondo Short Story Prize 2023 was announced on Saturday, February 11, 2023. Afritondo, a platform that aims to connect with and tell the stories of African and black minority populations across the globe, is the organisation behind the Afritondo Short Story Prize. Previous winners have…

  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 longlist announced.

    International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2023 was announced on January 24, 2023. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership of high-quality Arabic literature internationally through the…

  • Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022 finalists announced.

    Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022 finalists announced.

    Edem Awumey, Yahia Belaskri, Driss Jaydane, Osvalde Lewat, and Tierno Monenembo are finalists of Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie 2022. The announcement was made on September 22, 2022. Prix des Cinq Continents de la Francophonie (English: Five Continents Prize of the Francophonie) was established by the International Organization of the Francophonie in 2001.…

  • Island Prize 2022 shortlist announced.

    Island Prize 2022 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for inaugural Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa was announced on April 16, 2022. The Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa is a prize from Holland House Books (UK), Karavan Press (SA) as well as Booker Prize longlistee Karen Jennings. It is aimed at giving writers from Africa (or…

  • Island Prize for a Debut Novel 2022 longlist announced.

    Island Prize for a Debut Novel 2022 longlist announced.

    The longlist for inaugural Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa was announced on Monday, February 7, 2022. The Island Prize for a Debut Novel from Africa is a prize from Holland House Books (UK), Karavan Press (SA) as well as Booker Prize longlistee Karen Jennings. It is aimed at giving writers from Africa…

  • African writers on International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2022 longlist.

    African writers on International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2022 longlist.

    Nine writers from Algeria, Egypt, Eritrea, Libya, and Morocco feature on the longlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2022 announced today. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. Its aim is to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic creative writing and to encourage the readership…

  • African writers among Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2021 finalists

    African writers among Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2021 finalists

    Leïla Bahsaïn, Beyrouk, and Samir Kacimi are finalists at the Prix de la Littérature Arabe 2021 announced on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. The Prix de la Littérature Arabe, created in 2013 by the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation and the Institut Du Monde Arabe, is awarded to a writer, a national of a member country of the…

  • Ahmed Taibaoui is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 winner

    Ahmed Taibaoui is Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 winner

    Ahmed Taibaoui’s The Disappearance of Mr. Nobody was announced as the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2021 on April 1, 2021. The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature is a literary award for Arabic literature given to the best contemporary novel written in Arabic, but not available in English translation. The winning book…