Middle Eastern Studies Professor Wins Prize for Arabic Fiction

Hoda Barakat, a Lebanese author and visiting professor of Middle Eastern studies, has won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) for her novel The Night Mail. She accepted the award on April 23 at a gala ceremony in Abu Dhabi. The award carries a monetary prize of $50,000 plus funding for an English translation of the book, which will be published as The Night Post in 2020.

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