New novels by former Nadwa Participants

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IPAF winner Mohammed Achaari to lead literary masterclass

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Jabbour Douaihy

Jabbour Douaihy was born in Zgharta, northern Lebanon, in 1949. He holds a PhD degree in Comparative Literature from the Sorbonne and works as Professor of French Literature at the University of Lebanon. To date, he has published seven works of fiction, including novels, short stories and children’s books. His novel June Rain was shortlisted for the inaugural IPAF in 2008 and published in English by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing in July 2014. Another novel, The Vagrant, was shortlisted for the prize in 2012. 

  • The American Neighbourhood 2015

  • The Vagrant 2012

  • June Rain (An Nahar, Beirut, 2006)

    June Rain 2008

Previous Years

You can find a complete history of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction here. Information on all the winners, shortlisted and longlisted...

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    One of the main aims of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction is to encourage the translation of Arabic literature into...

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