January 8, 2014
The IPAF 2014’s long list is out!

The IPAF 2014’s long list is out!

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (also known as Arab Man Booker) has announced its long list yesterday, Tuesday January 7th. The long list can be found below, and details on each book are on the IPAF‘s website.

On the long list, Khaled Khalifa’s novel “There are no knives in the kitchens of the city“.
Khaled Khalifa was shortlisted for the IPAF in 2008, for his book “In praise of hatred”.

Also on the list, are Ibrahim Nasrallah’s “The edge of the abyss”, Badriya Al Bishr’s “Love stories on Al Asha street”, at Dar al saqi.

The long list 2014:

Clouds Over Alexandria, Ibrahim Abdelmeguid (Egyptian), Dar al-Shorouq

Love Stories on al-Asha Street, Badryah El-Bishr (Saudi Arabian), Dar al-Saqi

The Bearer of the Purple Rose, Antoine Douaihy (Lebanese), Arab Scientific Publishers

366, Amir Tag Elsir (Sudanese), Arab Scientific Publishers

A Rare Blue Bird that Flies with Me, Youssef Fadel (Moroccan), Dar al-Adab

The Season of Pike Fishing, Ismail Ghazali (Moroccan), Dar al-Ain

The Phoenix and the Faithful Friend, Ismail Fahd Ismail (Kuwaiti), Arab Scientific Publishers

Tashari, Inaam Kachachi (Iraqi), Dar al-Jadid

No Knives in this City’s Kitchens, Khaled Khalifa (Syrian), Dar al-Ain

God’s Land of Exile, Ashraf al-Khamaisi (Egyptian), Al-Hadara

Ashes of the East: The Wolf who Grew Up in the Wilderness, Waciny Laredj (Algerian), Al-Jamal

The Journeys of ‘Abdi, known as Son of Hamriya, Abdelrahim Lahbibi (Moroccan), Africa East

The Blue Elephant, Ahmed Mourad (Egyptian), Dar al-Shorouq

The Edge of the Abyss, Ibrahim Nasrallah (Jordanian -Palestinian), Arab Scientific Publishers

The Sad Night of Ali Baba, Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi (Iraqi), The Arab Institute for Research and Publishing

Frankenstein in Baghdad, Ahmed Saadawi (Iraqi), Al-Jamal