Sinan Antoon Wins 2017 Prix de la Littérature Arabe with ‘Seul le Grenadier’

George Looked Away. The jury also awarded two special mentions to Moroccan novelist Yasmine Chami for her novel Mourir est un enchantement   and to author Khaled Khalifa and translator Rania Samara for No Knives in the Kitchens of This City. This year’s award ceremony is set to take place on October 18, 2017 at 7 pm at the Arab World Institute. Translator: Rania Samara. Mourir est un enchantement, by Yasmine Chami (Actes Sud)
Un oiseau bleu et rare vole avec moi, (translated to the English as   A Rare Blue Bird Flies With Me,   by Jonathan Smolin), by Youssef Fadel (Actes Sud). Advertisements

Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading…‹ 5 Must-translates from Literary Agent Yasmina JraissatiCategories: French, other literary prizes The whole eight-book shortlist:
La Fille de Souslov (translated to English by Elisabeth Jaquette, as   Suslov’s Daughter), by Habib Abdulrab Sarori (Actes Sud). Cinquante grammes de paradis, (translated to the English as The Weight   of Paradise,   by Michelle Hartman), by Iman Humaydan (Vertical). The inaugural prize in 2014 went to Jabbour Douaihy for his St. It   is awarded annually to a writer “who is a national of an Arab League country” and who has published a book, the previous year, written in or translated into French. Novelist Sinan Antoon and translator Leyla Mansour have won the 2017   Prix de la Littérature Arabe for the French translation of Antoon’s   وحدها شجرة الرمان   , which was released   in English as   The Corpse Washer:
The jury, chaired by Pierre Leroy, selected “by a large majority” Antoon’s novel, which the jury called “a shattering novel about the tragedy of Christians in Iraq, written in a gripping and poetic style, with both accuracy and sensitivity.”
The prize comes with a   €10,000 monetary award. Translator:   Philippe Vigreux. Seul le grenadier (translated to English by the author as The Corpse Washer), by Sinan Antoon (Actes Sud). The award, launched in 2013 by the Jean-Luc Lagardère Foundation and the Arab World Institute, is the sole French award dedicated to recognizing Arab and Arabic literary creations. Last year, the award went to Inaam Kachachi for her Tashaari. Translator: Hana Jaber. Both authors will receive   a €4,000 prize. Translator: Leyla Mansour. Une femme sans écriture, by Saber Mansouri (Seuil);
L’effacement, by   Samir Toumi (Barzakh). Translator: Hana Jaber. Pas de couteaux dans les cuisines de cette ville, (translated to the English as No Knives in the Kitchens of this City, by Leri Price), by Khaled Khalifa (Actes Sud).