Author: Marcia Lynx Qualey

Raja Alem, the only woman to win the IPAF, was joint winner in 2011 for her novel "The Dove's Necklace" (photo: DW/J. Kürten)

Women and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction

How many women does it take to win the IPAF?

Jabbour Douaihy (photo: Giangiacomo Feltrinelli Editore)

Book review: Jabbour Douaihy's "June Rain"

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A "whodunit" without the "who"

A supporter of Egypt's ousted President Mohammed Morsi holds a national flag as he stands next to burning tyres during a protest in Cairo, 30 August 2013 (photo: AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Egypt's literati

Shifting sands, choosing sides

Readers at the Cairo book fair (photo: imago/Xinhua)

Crowdfunding for translations of Arabic literature

A new way to reach a wider readership

The Jewish cemetery in Egypt, located south of Cairo (photo: DW/W. El Attar)

Book review: Kamal Ruhayyim's "Diary of a Muslim Jew"

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An engaging take on a complex theme

Jurji Zaidan (photo/image: Zaidanfoundation.org)

Jurji Zaidan's Arabic Historical Novels

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Educating and Entertaining the Public

Hadiya Hussein (photo: private copyright)

Interview with Iraqi author Hadiya Hussein

''I feel closer to my country when I'm away''

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