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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.

ALT Magazine: Inaugurating Its First Issue:


Welcome to the first issue of ALT Magazine, a new online magazine dedicated to promoting and celebrating Arabic literature and translation. Our mission is to provide readers with a window into the vibrant world of Arabic literature and culture, through translations, introductions, interviews, and academic materials.

In this issue, we feature translations of some of the most captivating and thought-provoking works of Arabic literature, including fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. Our skilled translators have worked tirelessly to capture the nuances and beauty of the original texts, providing readers with an authentic and immersive experience.

We also introduce you to some of the most renowned Arab writers, offering insights into their lives, literary styles, and themes. Our interviews and features aim to provide readers with a glimpse into the creative process of these writers, and the cultural, historical, and social contexts that shape their work.

In addition to our translations and introductions, we are committed to providing international universities, scholars, and researchers with access to essential academic materials, books, reviews, and articles. We believe in building strong relationships with universities and organizations, and we are dedicated to becoming a convergent place for researchers and students interested in Arabic literature and culture.

We hope that this first issue of ALT Magazine will inspire readers to explore the rich and diverse world of Arabic literature and translation, and to engage with the cultural and intellectual heritage of the Arab world. We look forward to bringing you more translations, introductions, interviews, and academic materials in the future. Thank you for your interest and support.

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