Literary Awards in the Arab World

27 June '17 at 6:30 pm to 8:45 pm

Banipal has great pleasure
in inviting you to our next Waterstones Piccadilly Literary Evening

• With special guest Saudi author Mohammed Hasan Alwan,
winner of this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his novel A Small Death,
on the travels of the famous Sufi mystic Ibn Arabi – from his birth in 1165, in Muslim Spain,
his heroic travels to Azerbaijan, via Morocco, Egypt, the Hijaz,
Syria, Iraq and Turkey to his death in 1240 in Damascus.

• Fleur Montanaro, IPAF Prize administrator,

• Walid Hamarneh of Qatar’s Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding,

• and Samuel Shimon, editor, Banipal magazine

Do join us for an evening of talks, questions and readings about Literary Awards in the Arab World,
with Paul Blezard in the chair, in the wonderful venue of Waterstones Piccadilly bookstore

Copies of Banipal 58 – Arab Literary Awards and Mawt Saghir (A Small Death) will be on sale


This is a free event but places are limited, so do reserve your place
by telephoning 020 7851 2400 or emailing


Waterstones Piccadilly Bookshop

203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD


Banipal and Waterstones Piccadilly

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