2011 Int. Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist

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Title

Author

Publisher 

Nationality 

The Arch and the Butterfly

Mohammed Achaari

Al-Markaz al-Thaqafi al-Arabi (Arab Cultural Centre)

Moroccan

The Doves’ Necklace

Raja Alem

Al-Markaz al-Thaqafi al-Arabi (Arab Cultural Centre)

Saudi Arabian

Turmoil in Jeddah

Maqbul Moussa Al-Alawi

Al-Kawkab

 

Saudi Arabian

An Oriental Dance

Khalid Al-Bari

El-Ain Publishing

Egyptian

God’s Soldiers

Fawaz Haddad

Riad El-Rayyes Books

Syrian

Secret Rope

Maha Hassan

Al-Kawkab

Syrian

A Short Life

Renée Hayek

Al-Markaz al-Thaqafi al-Arabi (Arab Cultural Centre)

Lebanese

My Tormentor

Bensalem Himmich

Dar El Shorouk

Moroccan

The Andalucian House

Waciny Laredj

Jamal Publications

 

Algeria

Women of Wind

Razan Naim Al-Maghrabi

Thaqafa l-al-Nashr (Cultural Publications)

Libyan

The Handsome Jew

Ali Al-Muqri

Dar al-Saqi

Yemeni

Common Sins

Fatin Al-Murr

Dar An-Nahar

Lebanon

Istasia

Khairy Shalaby

Dar El Shorouk

Egyptian

The Hunter of the Chrysalises (or The Head Hunter)

Amir Taj Al-Sir

Thaqafa l-al-Nashr (Cultural Publications)

Sudanese

Brooklyn Heights

Miral Al-Tahawy

Dar Merit

Egyptian

The Eye of the Sun

Ibtisam Ibrahim Teresa

Arab Scientific Publishers

Syria


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Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.