Arablit:2019 IPAF Longlist

The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF ) , has revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2019 prize. The novels selected by the judges were chosen from 134 entries, all published in Arabic between July 2017 and June 2018.

The full 2019 longlist, listed in alphabetical order by author surname:

AuthorTitleCountry of originPublisher
Mohammed Abi SamraWomen Without a TraceLebanonRiyad al-Rayyes 
Omaima Abdullah Al-KhamisVoyage of the Cranes in the Cities of AgateSaudi ArabiaDar Al Saqi  
Hoda BarakatThe Night PostLebanonDar al-Adab 
Jalal BargasWomen of the Five SensesJordanArabic Institute for Research and Publishing 
Adel EsmatThe CommandmentsEgyptKotob Khan 
Maysalun HadiMohammed’s BrothersIraqDar al-Dhakira 
Huji JaberBlack FoamEritreaDar Tanweer, Lebanon 
Inaam KachachiThe OutcastIraqDar al-Jadid 
Waciny LaredjMay — The Nights of Isis CopiaAlgeriaDar al-Adab 
Mohammed Al-MaazuzWhat Sin Caused her to Die?MoroccoCultural Book Centre 
May MenassaI Killed My Mother to LiveLebanonRiyad al-Rayyes 
Mbarek RabiWestern MediterraneanMoroccoArabic Institute for Research and Publishing 
Habib SayahMe and HaimAlgeriaDar Mim 
Shahla UjayliSummer with the EnemySyriaDifaf Publishing 
Iman YehiaThe Mexican WifeEgyptDar al-Shorouk 
Kafa Al-Zou’biCold White SunJordanDar al-Adab


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