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Around Town: Conversations with Novelist Dr. Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Tue, October 3, 2017 6:00 pm

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Tuesday October 3, 2017 6pm at NYU Abu Dhabi Office

Thursday October 5, 2017 6:30 pm at Columbia University Faculty House.

Join award-winning Saudi novelist, Dr. Mohammed Hasan Alwan, for two memorable evenings of literature and conversation. Dr. Alwan is the 2017 recipient of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, the most prestigious literary prize in the Arab world. His winning novel, A Small Death, is the fictionalized story of the real-life Sufi philosopher and traveler Ibn Arabi.

An Emerging Voice in Saudi Literature:
A Conversation with Novelist Dr. Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Moderated by Rozina Ali, The New Yorker

FREE
OCT 3 | 6PM

NYU ABU DHABI OFFICE
19 Washington Square North
New York, NY 10011

Catered reception to follow

Through the story of the great Arab traveler and philosopher, A Small Death explores how travel can change a person’s perceptions and shape their spiritual journey. Now Dr. Alwan is coming to the U.S. to read from his award-winning novel, and to share the story of his creative process and pathway to inspiration.

Taking Arabic Fiction Global:

A Panel with 2017 'Arabic Booker' Prize Winner,
Dr. Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Moderated by Chip Rosetti, NYU Press

In association with The Arabic Studies Seminar, Columbia University

FREE
OCT 5 | 6:30PM

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY FACULTY HOUSE
64 Morningside Dr
New York, NY 10027

Catered dinner reception at 6:30pm, followed by panel at 7:30-8:30pm

This panel will explore the new writing scene in Saudi Arabia while addressing the transformation of Arabic fiction in general. Discussing the emergence of the novel as an popular genre in the last decade and how literary and cultural concerns are developing in Saudi and Gulf literature.

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Through the story of the great Arab traveler and philosopher, A Small Death explores how travel can change a person’s perceptions and shape their spiritual journey. Now Dr. Alwan is coming to the U.S. to read from his award-winning novel, and to share the story of his creative process and pathway to inspiration.

Last updated: 2017-10-03 14:25:54

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