It may be the relative youngster on the literary scene, but the novel is the king of reads. Here’s our selection of fictive treats from the UK and across the world.
Profiling the first Arab writer to win Germany's prestigious Goethe prize. Learn More »
135 pages of terrific reading from Libya's foremost fiction writers, with introductions by Omar Abulqasim Alkikli on "The Libyan Short Story", and Ibrahim Ahmidan on "The Libyan Novel". Plus authors from Morocco, Oman and Lebanon, and book reviews. Learn More »
Banipal 42 focuses on the literature being written now in the United Arab Emirates. Learn More »
Banipal’s first issue of 2010 celebrates authors from Iraq with over half its 224 pages devoted to fiction and poetry by 21 writers from different generations.
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Tunisia is known as a popular holiday destination but until now its rich literature has not had the recognition it deserves, except for the poems of Abu Al-Qasim Al-Shabi. Learn More »