International Prize for Arabic Fiction
Most of the writers who made it to the award's shortlists are Egyptians, with 16 novels.
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the Arab world.
The jury is headed by the Lebanese poet Shawky Bzeih, and the prize value is $50,000.
The winning author and novel will be announced online on May 25, at 1 p.m. Abu Dhabi time.
The novels written in Arabic and issued in the first edition during the period between September 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021 are eligible to participate in the 2022 competition.
The names of the winning writer and novel will be announced in a virtual ceremony on May 25, due to the global pandemic.
Algerian writer Abdel Wahab Esawy received the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (Booker Award) in the 13th edition, for his novel "The Spartan Diwan" published by Dar Mim for Publishing in Algeria.
The list includes 16 novels published between July 2018 and June 2019 chosen from 128 novels in total competing for the award.
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