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Dar Al Saqi publishing house has launched the ‘Mai Ghoussoub Novel Award’, a literary prize for unpublished Arabic authors which honours its founder, the late Lebanese author and artist Mai Ghoussoub. The publisher will print the winning title and promote it in exhibitions, book fairs and literary forums.

The Arabic novel entries will be accepted from January 1, 2018 to June 30, 2018, exclusively by email to: [email protected]. The novel which wins the award will be announced in a ceremony held in Beirut on February 2017, in the presence of the author and jury members.

Mai Ghoussoub founded Dar Al Saqi with her childhood friend André Gaspard. She combined her great love of literature and writing with art, music and sculpture, and was renowned as a self-proclaimed feminist who stood boldly for women’s rights. Her published works include ‘Mood of Cities’, ‘Leaving Beirut’, ‘Imagined Masculinities’, ‘Feminism – or the Eternal Masculine – in the Arab World’ and ‘Post-modernism: The Arabs in a Video Snapshot’.