Layla AlAmmar, Nadia Ghanem, and Leri Price were revealed as the judges for the ArabLit Story Prize 2021 on April 1, 2021.
The ArabLit Story Prize is an award celebrating the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. It was founded in 2018 by Arablit.org, a leading resource on Arab literature. Previous winners of the prize have been Egyptian writer Mohammad Abdelnabi and Robin Moger (2018), Najwa Bin Shatwan and Sawad Hussain (2019), and Hadiya Hussein and Shakir Mustafa (2020).
The award’s journey for 2021 started as its judges were revealed on Thursday. The three judges are Layla AlAmmar, a writer and academic from Kuwait; ArabLit’s Morocco and Algeria editor; and Leri Price, an award-winning literary translator of contemporary Arabic fiction.
With the judges in place, submissions are now open and will be taken through Submittable. Stories will be judged both on the quality of the original and the translation.
For more information about this year’s edition please click here.