Raja Alem's THE DOVE'S NECKLACE shortlisted for 2017 Saif Bhobash Banipal Prize
1st December, 2017
Congratulations to Raja Alem, whose English edition of THE DOVE’S NECKLACE, translated by Katharine Halls and Adam Talib, has been shortlisted for the 2017 Saif Bhobash Banipal Prize, along with three other titles. The prize places a welcome focus on the translators as well as the authors, and is judged by a panel comprising of the writer and literary figure Dr Alistair Niven (Chair), author and editor Peter Kalu, Professor of Arabic at SOAS Wen-chin Ouyang, and journalist Salam Sarhan.
The winner will be announced in the second week of January 2018, with the Award Ceremony taking place on 1 March 2018. For further information about the prize and the shortlisted titles, take a look at the Banipal Trust for Arabic Literature website.