Category: Palestine

  • Kagiso Lesego Molope thrown out of Canadian gala over Palestine

    Kagiso Lesego Molope thrown out of Canadian gala over Palestine

    Kagiso Lesego Molope was thrown out of the Politics and the Pen Writers’ Trust Gala in Ottawa, Canada over her remarks on the Palestine genocide on May 7, 2024. Kagiso Lesego Molope is not a new name for anyone who follows the African literary space. The South African currently based in Canada is the author…

  • Basim Khandaqji wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024

    Basim Khandaqji wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024

    Basim Khandaqji’s novel A Mask, the Colour of the Sky is the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 winner. The announcement was made on Sunday, April 28, 2024. The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. The prize worth US$50,000 aims to reward excellence in contemporary Arabic…

  • UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024 longlist announced

    UK’s Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024 longlist announced

    The longlist for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2024 was announced on Tuesday, February 5, 2024. These are the writers of African descent and Palestinian in the running. The Women’s Prize is one of the United Kingdom’s most prestigious literary prizes. Started in 1996, it is awarded annually to a female author of any nationality…

  • International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 shortlist announced.

    International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 shortlist announced.

    Eissa Nasiri and Ahmed al-Morsi are on the shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2024 was announced today, Wednesday, February 14, 2024. 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…

  • Palestine Book Awards 2023 shortlists announced

    Palestine Book Awards 2023 shortlists announced

    The shortlists for the Palestine Book Awards 2023 were announced on Thursday, July 20, 2023. The Palestine Book Awards were set up to honour the best new books about any aspect of Palestine in English in 2012. Some of the winners have been Isabella Hammad, Noura Erakat, Nabil Anani, Ghassan Zaqtanhas, Reja-e Busailah, Susan Abulhawa,…

  • Fabienne Kanor wins the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize 2022

    Fabienne Kanor wins the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize 2022

    Fabienne Kanor’s HUMUS (University of Virginia Press, 2020) is the winner of the Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize 2022. Véronique Tadjo and Tjawangwa Dema came second and third consecutively. The announcement was made on September 12, 2022. The Aidoo-Snyder Book Prize is awarded by the Women’s Caucus of the African Studies Association for an outstanding book that…

  • Palestine Book Awards 2021 winners announced.

    Palestine Book Awards 2021 winners announced.

    The winners of the Palestine Book Awards 2021 was announced on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The Palestine Book Awards were set up to honour the best new books about any aspect of Palestine in English in 2012. Some of the winners have been Isabella Hammad, Noura Erakat, Nabil Anani, Ghassan Zaqtanhas, Reja-e Busailah, Susan Abulhawa,…

  • Palestine Book Awards 2021 shortlist announced.

    Palestine Book Awards 2021 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Palestine Book Awards 2021 was announced on Monday, June 14, 2021. The Palestine Book Awards were set up to honour the best new books about any aspect of Palestine in English in 2012. Some of the winners have been Isabella Hammad, Noura Erakat, Nabil Anani, Ghassan Zaqtanhas, Reja-e Busailah, Susan Abulhawa,…

  • Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2021 shortlists announced.

    Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2021 shortlists announced.

    The shortlists in Literature’, ‘Young Author’ and ‘Children’s Literature’  categories of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2021 were announced on March 16, 2021. The Sheikh Zayed Book Award is presented yearly to Arab writers, intellectuals, and publishers as well as young talent whose writings and translations of humanities have scholarly and objectively enriched Arab cultural,…

  • Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020 winners announced.

    Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020 winners announced.

    The winners of the Barjeel Poetry Prize 2020, the first edition, were announced on December 12, 2020. The Barjeel Poetry Prize is an international competition that invites poets around the world to respond to twenty works of Arab art from the 20th century organised by the UAE-based Barjeel Art Foundation. The inaugural edition was judged…

  • Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation 2020 shortlist announced.

    Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation 2020 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation 2020 was announced on November 24, 2020. The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize is an annual award for published translations from Arabic of full-length works of imaginative and creative writing of literary merit and general interest worth £3,000. Established in 2006 by Banipal Magazine and the…

  • Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 longlist announced.

    Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 longlist announced.

    The longlist for the Aspen Words Literary Prize 2021 was announced on November 10, 2020. The Aspen Words Literary Prize is an annual award for an influential work of fiction that illuminates a vital contemporary issue and demonstrates the transformative power of literature on thought and culture. Eligible works include novels or short story collections…

  • Palestine Book Awards 2020 winners announced.

    Palestine Book Awards 2020 winners announced.

    The winners of the Palestine Book Awards 2020 were announced at a virtual ceremony on November 6, 2020. The annual Palestine Book Awards were set up to honour the best new books about any aspect of Palestine in English in 2012. Some of the winners have been Isabella Hammad, Noura Erakat, Nabil Anani, Ghassan Zaqtanhas,…

  • Palestine Book Awards 2020 shortlist announced.

    Palestine Book Awards 2020 shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Palestine Book Awards 2020 was announced on June 20, 2020. On the matter of the plight of our brethren, sistren, and transren in the Middle East, Nelson Mandela famously said, “our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of all Palestinians.” With such an important endorsement of our fellow oppressed, we here…

  • Huzama Habayeb wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017

    Huzama Habayeb wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017

    Poet, short-story writer, and novelist Huzama Habayeb is the winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature 2017 for her novel Velvet. Naguib Mahfouz was an Egyptian writer who won the 1988 Nobel Prize for Literature and passed on in 2006. In 1996, the American University in Cairo (AUC) Press set up the annual Naguib…