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  • Under The Dome, by Stephen King
  • The Lost Symbol, by Dan Brown
  • Ford County, by John Grisham
  • The Help, by Kathryn Stockett
  • The Lacuna, by Barbara Kingsolver

Top 5 Nonfiction

  • Open, by Andre Agassi
  • Have A Little Faith, by Mitch Albom
  • A Simple Christmas, by Mike Huckabee
  • Superfreakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • What The Dog Saw, by Malcolm Gladwell


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International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist 2009

  • Hunger – Mohamed El-Bisatie
  • The Unfaithful Translator – Fawwaz Haddad
  • The American Granddaughter – Inaam Kachachi
  • Time of White Horses – Ibrahim Nasrallah
  • The Scents of Marie-Claire – Habib Selmi
  • Beelzebub – Youssef Ziedan*
International Prize for Arabic Fiction shortlist 2008

  • June Rain – Jabbour Douaihy
  • The Land of Limbo – Elias Farkouh
  • In Praise of Hatred – Khaled Khalifa
  • Walking in the Dust – May Menassa
  • Swan Song – Mekkaoui Said
  • Sunset Oasis – Bahaa Taher*
Man Booker Prize shortlist 2009

  • 1. Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel*
  • 2. The Children’s Book – A S Byatt
  • 3. Summertime – J M Coetzee
  • 4. The Quickening Maze – Adam Foulds
  • 5. The Glass Room – Simon Mawer
  • 6. The Little Stranger – Sarah Waters
Man Booker Prize shortlist 2008

  • The White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
  • The Secret Scripture – Sebastian Barry
  • Sea of Poppies – Amitav Ghosh
  • The Clothes on Their Backs – Linda Grant
  • The Northern Clemency – Philip Hensher
  • A Fraction of the Whole – Steve Toltz

Sheikh Zayed Book Award for Literature

  • Dafater Al-Tadween: Vol VI – Gamal Al Ghitani (2009)
  • Call of What Was Far – Ibrahim Al-Koni (2008)
  • The Prince and the Passage of the Iron Doors – Wacini Al-Aaraj (2007)



Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature winners

  • The Laborer – Hamdi Abu Golayyel (2008)
  • Red Wine – Amina Zaydan (2007)
  • The Image, the Icon, and the Covenant – Sahar Khalifeh (2006)
  • Wedding Night – Yusuf Abu Rayya (2005)
  • The Loved Ones – Alia Mamdouh (2004)
  • The Lodging House – Khairy Shalaby (2003)
  • The Polymath – Bensalem Himmich (2002)
  • Leaves of Narcissus – Somaya Ramadan (2001)
  • The Tiller of Waters – Hoda Barakat (2000)
  • Rama and the Dragon – Edwar al-Kharrat (1999)
  • Memory in the Flesh – Ahlam Mosteghanemi (1998)
  • I Saw Ramallah – Mourid Barghouti; City of Love and Ashes – Yusuf Idris (1997)
  • The Other Place – Ibrahim Abdel Meguid; The Open Door – Latifa al-Zayyat (1996)


International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist 2010

  • A Cloudy Day of the West Side – Muhammad Al-Mansi Qindeel
  • Beyond Paradise – Mansoura Ez Eldin
  • America – Rabee Jabir
  • She Throws Sparks – Abdo Khal
  • The Lady from Tel-Aviv – Raba’i Madhoun
  • When the Wolves Grow Old – Jamal Naji


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