Katara Prize for the Arabic Novel: four Moroccans among the winners


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The eighth edition of the Katara Prize for the Arabic Novel brought good luck to four Moroccan authors, who were among the winners last Saturday in Qatar.

Announcement was made during a ceremony organized in Paris for the first time at the headquarters of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on the sidelines of the celebration by this UN organization the launch of the International Novel Week, from October 13 to 20 each year, at the initiative of the Cultural Village Foundation (Katara).

Consequently, in the category of Studies on literary research and criticism, the Moroccan critics Said Fellak, Abdelmajid Noussi and Said Yaktine were awarded for their studies “Narratives, from structural theory to a cultural approach”.

The value of each prize is about 30,000 Dollar while the prize committee takes care of the printing, publication and marketing of these works.

In the male novel competition, the Moroccan Abdellatif Nila, the Tunisian Imad Dabboussi and the Egyptian Mohamed Achour Hachem, won the prize for their novels “The wonderful journey to Al Hamra”, “Hidden cities” and “Small wars”, where the amount allocated for each winner is 15,000 Dollars.

Soukaina Sghir

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