Ismail Fahd Ismail, doyen of Kuwaiti literature

37 ViewsIsmail Fahd Ismail’s Al-Sabiliat explores the reason behind the existence of a green artery in the midst of a vast wasteland in Iraq In the final interview he gave before his death in September, the author talks about his birthplace Al Sabiliat which inspired his prize-winning novel of the same name “My ambition was […]

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Northern Ireland author Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize

69 Views“Milkman” by writer Anna Burns scooped the 2018 Man Booker Prize on Tuesday, with the Northern Irish writer winning the literary award for her third full-length novel. Set in an unnamed city during the bloody “Troubles” of Northern Ireland, the “Milkman” tells the coming-of-age story of a young girl’s affair with an older man. […]

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Nobel price winning author Naipaul dies.

68 Views British author V S naipaul has dies at his home in london his family have annaunced Lady Naipaul confirmed that her husband had died peacefully aged 85. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived a life which was full of wonderful […]

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For exiled novelist, Turkey ‘like 1930s Germany’

83 Views Turkish novelist Asli Erdogan, living in exile in Germany as she risks a life sentence on terror charges at home, thinks the writing is on the wall: her country is sliding into fascism. The award-winning author, still traumatised by the four months she spent in an Istanbul prison, warns that Turkey’s institutions are […]

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