Saudi writer among six authors shortlisted for International Prize for Arabic Fiction

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Wed, 2024-02-14 20:02

RIYADH: Six novels have been shortlisted for the 2024 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, the winner of which will be revealed during a ceremony on April 28 in Abu Dhabi.

The chosen works are: “Bahbel: Makkah Multiverse 1945-2009” by Saudi author Raja Alem; “Gambling on the Honor of Lady Mitsy” by Ahmed Al-Morsi from Egypt; “The Seventh Heaven of Jerusalem” by Palestinian writer Osama Al-Eissa; “A Mask, the Color of the Sky” by Basim Khandaqji, who is also Palestinian; “Suleima’s Ring” by Rima Bali from Syria; and “The Mosaicist” by Moroccan author Eissa Nasiri.

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