Charif Majdalani Wins 2017 ‘Khayrallah Prize’ for Work Capturing Experiences of Lebanese Immigrants

Its   richness is leavened with humor, with self-deprecating asides and post-modern reminders that this is an imagined history.”
Majdalani’s new novel,   L’empereur à pied   (The Emperor on Foot),   is on the 2017 Femina and the 2017 Renaudot longlists, and was also longlisted for the FNAC in August. According to the release, Majdalani will travel to North Carolina early next year. Akram Khater, cited   Moving the Palace   “because of its rich details   and eloquence in exploring an unusual and unexplored part of the Lebanese   diasporic experience. The Khayrallah Prize considers visual art, written work, performances, and work in “electronic medium,” honoring original work that   captures “the experiences of Lebanese   immigrants, their relationship to Lebanon and their new homes, and their communities and peregrinations.”
The winner receives $2500 and is asked to come to NC State to receive the prize and give a presentation. L’empereur à pied, like   Moving the Palace,   is another historical fable that   follows   Khanjar Jbeili, nicknamed The Emperor on Foot. According to the publisher, the prosperous “emperor” imposes a rule on his descendants, that only one per generation is allowed to marry and have children. Edward Gauvin:
Cherif Majdalani. Courtesy: Mishka Moujabber Mourani. The Khayrallah Prize also ran   a new interview with Majdalani on their website. Previous winners of the Khayrallah Prize include Lebanese-Australian playwright David Joseph   and Lebanese-American author Joseph Geha. He says, among other things, “The writer is not someone who fills pages, but who knows how to lighten them.”


Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading…‹ ‘Book of Sleep’: Intensive Reflections from Haytham El-WardanyCategories: Lebanese According to the release, Khayrallah Center Director, Dr. The 2017 Khayrallah Prize, awarded by North Carolina State University, has gone this year to Lebanese author Charif Majdalani in celebration of his novel   Moving the Palace,   trans.