Jordanian "Arab Poker" ... Jalal Barjas wins the award with "Al-Warraq Notebooks"
The novel "Notebooks of Warraq" by the Jordanian writer Jalal Barjas, published by the Arab Foundation for Studies and Publishing, won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2021 in its 14th session, as announced today noon Tuesday by the head of the award jury this year, poet Shawqi Bzeih, via a video broadcast "remotely" .
The winner of the "Arab Poker" will receive a prize of $ 50,000, in addition to translating his novel into English.
Meanwhile, the writers whose novels were nominated for the short list this year, they are: Al-Habib Al-Salami from Tunisia for “Longing for the Neighbor”, Abdel-Majid Sabata from Morocco for the novel “Al-Malaf 42”, Abdel-Latif Ould Abd Allah from Algeria for the novel “Ain Hammurabi”, and Amira Ghneim. From Tunisia, for the novel "Coming down by Dar Al Akaber", and Donia Mikhael from Iraq for the novel "The Tattoo of the Bird", with a prize worth 10 thousand dollars.
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