French ‘Prix de la Littérature Arabe’ Shortlists 7 Titles


Seven titles made the shortlist of the third edition of the “Prix de la littérature arabe,” announced June 17:

prixThe prize recognizes “an emerging writer from a member country of the Arab League who has written a work (a novel or a collection of short stories or poems) published in French, or translated from Arabic to French, relating to the theme of Arab youth. The winner of the award receives €10,000.”

This year’s seven shortlisted titles are:

1.Femme interdite, or Forbiddan Woman, d’Ali al-Muqri (Liana Levi) ;
2. Le castor, or The Beaver, de Mohammed Hasan Alwan (Seuil) ;
3. L’Âne mort, or The Dead Donkey, de Chawki Amari (Barzakh) ;
4. La Langue du secret, or The Language of Secrets, de Najwa M. Barakat (Actes Sud) ;
5. Les quatre saisons du citronnier, or The Four Seasons of Lemons, de Souad Benkirane (Karthala)…

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