Wednesday, April 27, 2016

2016 International Prize For Arabic Fiction Winner Announced

Posted at 8:37AM Wednesday 27 Apr 2016

Destinies: Concerto of the Holocaust and the NakbabyRabai al-Madhoun was tonight, Tuesday 26 April 2016, announced as the winner of the ninth International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF).

Rabai al-Madhoun, Palestinian-born but now a British citizen, lives and works in London as an editor for Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper. Al-Madhoun's family emigrated from Ashkelon, Palestine – now Israel – to the Gaza strip after the 1948 nakba exodus. Leaving Gaza to attend Alexandria University, he later became involved with the Palestinian liberation struggle as a member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine. He left activism in 1980 to focus on writing and has written a number of works of fiction and non-fiction. This is the 70-year-old author's third novel. (via Literary saloon)

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