IPAF plans for sustainability


The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) is a UK based prize, constituted in and working from London as a not-for profit organisation. The prize was inaugurated in 2007, and first awarded in 2008. Since then IPAF has encouraged and celebrated the Arabic novel, in all its richness and diversity of storytelling which fires the imagination, encourages empathy and understanding, and stimulates vital conversations.

The governance of IPAF is undertaken by its Board of Trustees. The independence and integrity of IPAF’s governance are fundamental to the Board’s decisions about external associations and arrangements, whether for the provision of funding, services or support of any kind. The Board of IPAF remains committed to ensuring that IPAF can flourish as the most prestigious, independent and important literary prize in the Arab world. In order to underpin the autonomy that is at the heart of its governance and reputation, and to ensure the long-term sustainability of the prize, IPAF will actively seek to diversify its future funding towards non-governmental sources.