Arabic Fiction Now: A Conversation with the IPAF 2017 Shortlisted Authors
Panel Discussion
Arabic Fiction Now: A Conversation with the IPAF 2017 Shortlisted Authors 

Open to the Public

Date

Time 06:00pm - 07:30pm

Location NYUAD Campus, Conference Center

NOTE: This event will be in Arabic with simultaneous English translation.

What is the status of the novel in the Arab World? What is the relationship between fiction and politics? Is fiction an alternate window into the state of society in this dynamic, restless region? This panel brings together the authors shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) 2017 to discuss their works and the state of Arabic fiction today. The Prize is run with the support of the Booker Prize Foundation and funded by TCA Abu Dhabi.

Panelists

Mohammed Hasan Alwan Author, "Small Death" (Dar Al Saqi, 2016)

Elias Khoury Author, "Children of the Ghetto – My Name is Adam" (Dar al-Adab, 2016)

Mohammed Abdel Nabi Author, "In the Spider's Chamber" (Dar Al Ain, 2016)

Najwa Binshatwan Author, "The Slaves' Pens" (Dar Al Saqi, 2016)

Saad Mohammed Rahim Author, " The Bookseller's Murder" (Sutour, 2016)

Ismail Fahd Ismail Author, "Al-Sabiliat" (Nova Plus, 2015)

Moderated by

Bilal Orfali Chairperson and ​Associate Professor of Arabic Studies, American University of Beirut

Hosted by

NYU Abu Dhabi Institute