Thursday, January 31, 2008

First Arabic Booker Prize

From The Daily Star

Six finalists named for first 'Arabic Booker'
State-owned Emirates Foundation is bankrolling Abu Dhabi's latest cultural foray, which seeks to bring a wider readership to Arabic fiction
By Kaelen Wilson-Goldie
Daily Star staff
Wednesday, January 30, 2008 Six writers from Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Egypt have been shortlisted for the first annual International Prize for Arabic Fiction, jury chief Samuel Shimon announced Tuesday during a news conference in London at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts.

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