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  • Welcome to ALT Magazine & Press: Hazawi Prize Announces 2023 Shortlist: (Sana'a, Yemen) - The shortlist for the 2023 Hazawi Prize for Yemeni Literature has been revealed, announcing the ten writers who have been selected as finalists for this prestigious award.
  • Now in its second yearly round, the Hazawi Prize recognizes exceptional contributions to fiction in Yemeni literature. Organized by the Hazawi Cultural Foundation, this annual prize aims to promote Yemeni literature and support creative writers.
  • This year's shortlist features both emerging and renowned Yemeni authors. The ten works advancing to the final round of judging are:
  • - Abdullah Faisal shortlisted for his novel, Spirits and Secrets.
  • - Aisha Saleh shortlisted for her novel, Under the Ashes
  • - Farouk Merish shortlisted for his novel, A Dignified Stranger
  • - Ahmed Ashraf shortlisted for his novel, A Painful Belt
  • - Ghassan Khalid shortlisted for his novel, A Sky that Rains Fear
  • - Hosam Adel shortlisted for his novel, The Lord of the Black Dog
  • - Asmaa Abdulrazak shortlisted for her novel, Shrapnels
  • - Abdullah Abdu Muhammad shortlisted for his novel, The Road to Sana'a
  • - Najah Bahkeim shortlisted for her novel, The Final Decision
  • - Samir AbdulFattah shortlisted for her novel, What We Cannot See
  • The winner will be revealed at an award ceremony in Sana'a later where they will receive $1,500 USD. Second and third prizes of $1,000 USD each will also be awarded. All shortlisted works are celebrated for chronicling Yemen's rich culture and wartime experiences. This prestigious prize continues highlighting the nation's thriving literary community.

A Coffee Cup on the Edge of Chaos – Entesar Asseri – 2023

A Coffee Cup on the Edge of Chaos

The Yemeni writer Entesar Asseri‘s latest collection of short stories “A Coffee Cup on the Edge of Chaos” (2023) was recently published by Anawain Books in Cairo.

The collection comes in 64 pages of medium size and contains sixteen short stories that vary in subject matter between social, human and fantasy themes.

It’s worth mentioning that “A Coffee Cup on the Edge of Chaos” is Asseri’s eighth published work, preceded by:

– Dancing on the Symphony of Pain – a short story collection
– 25 Writers – a collection featuring stories by 25 male and female writers
– The Bonfire – a short story collection
– For One War – a collection of very short stories
– A Prayer in the Embrace of Water – very short stories
– Just a Moment, O Time, Mohammed Al-Massah – a book about journalist Mohammed Al-Massah
– The editor of the first conference book for very short stories in Yemen

—– reported by Hatem Al-ShameaHazawi Prize Announces 2023 Shortlist

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