ArabLit Story Prize 2022

The shortlist of the ArabLit Story Prize 2021 was announced on Tuesday, November 15, 2022.

The ArabLit Story Prize is an award celebrating the best short stories, in any genre, newly translated from Arabic into English. It was founded by Arablit.org, a leading resource on Arab literature in 2018. Previous winners have been Egyptian writer Mohammad Abdelnabi and Robin Moger (2018), Najwa Bin Shatwan and Sawad Hussain (2019), Hadiya Hussein and Shakir Mustafa (2020), and Mustafa Taj Alden Almosa, Maisaa Tanjour, and Alice Holttum (2021).

The three judges for the prize for 2022, announced in March, are writer and editor Dena Afrasiabi, fiction writer, literary translator, and professor Yasmeen Hanoosh, and literary translator Perween Richards. The shortlisted writers are;

  • The Kid Sheikh, Belal Fadl (translated by James Scanlan).
  • Not My Voice, Abbas Baydoun (translated by Lily Sadowsky).
  • Turum King of Moscow, Luqman Derky (translated by Daniel Behar).
  • The Age That Was, Hisham Ali Almuqouz (translated by the author).

The winner of the 2022 ArabLit Story Prize is set to be announced on December 1, 2022. The winner and translator will split US$500 cash prize which is crowdfunded by ArabLit readers.

To learn more about the shortlisted writers and their stories please click here.