Algerian writer Abdelouahab Aissaoui wins 13th International Arab fiction prize 2020. They awarded for his novel ‘The Spartan Court’ published by Dar Min in 2018. He will receive USD 50,000 and funding will be provided for the English translation.
‘The Spartan Court’ is a historical novel that relates the power struggle between Ottoman and French colonial powers in Algeria where it interconnects the lives of 5 characters in Algiers at the beginning of the 19th century (1815 to 1833).
What is the International Arab fiction prize?
International Arab fiction prize s the most prestigious and important literary prize in the Arab world. The Prize is run with the support of The Booker Prize Foundation in London and is funded by the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi (DCT).