Congratulations, Mohammed Hasan Alwan and Dar Al Saqi: International prize for Arabic fiction 2017 WINNER

Congratulations to Dar Al Saqi and Saudi author, Mohammed Hasan Alwan, who has won the International prize for Arabic fiction for A Small Death, his fictional account of the life of Sunni scholar Muhyiddin Ibn ‘Arabi. A Small Death was selected from a six-book shortlist, and will now receive additional funding for an English translation. Chair of judges, Sahar Khalifeh, emphasised the book’s ‘striking artistry’ and ‘captivating language’. The award was announced on Tuesday 25 April 2017.