AWARDS & INTERVIEWS

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SYRIA, PEACE WAS ONLY SILENCE

SIRIA, LA PACE ERA SOLO SILENZIO

Riccardo Michelucci

Più profetico di 1984 di Orwell, più surreale della Metamorfosi di Kafka. Quando dieci anni fa il romanziere siriano Nihad Sirees scrisse The Silence and the Roar, non poteva immaginare che quella riuscitissima satira politica avrebbe rispecchiato così fedelmente il futuro del suo paese.. more

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German Rukert-Coburgian Prize 2013

The German Coburg Rückert Award goes this year to the Syrian author Nihad Siris.

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13.05.2013Coburger Rückert-Preis für Nihad Siris

"Ironisch gefärbter Humor"

Der syrische Autor und Systemkritiker Nihad Siris erhält den mit 7.500 Euro dotierten III. Coburger Rückert-Preis. Er gehört zu den Literaten, die "mit ihren Schriften mutig das Wort erheben", würdigt die Jury den Preisträger.. more

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English PEN award

English PEN, the literature and human rights charity, today announces that six books are to receive the 2013 English PEN Award for outstanding writing in translation.

The Award uniquely recognises translated works of fiction, non-fiction or poetry which contribute to inter-cultural understanding and promote freedom of expression. An expert panel of publishing and literature professionals, chaired by Ros Schwartz, one of Britain’s foremost specialists in literary translation, met in November to review a long list of books in translation put forward by their UK publishers.

  • The Silence and the Roar by Nihad Sirees, translated from the Arabic by Max Weiss, Pushkin Press.. more
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Interview: de Syrische schrijver Nihad Siries

Interview: de Syrische schrijver Nihad Siries
Door Jeroen Vullings

De Syrische schrijver Nihad Siries over de burgeroorlog in zijn land. ‘In Assads geest werkt het zo: als de massa ophoudt van hem te houden, dan moet hij die massa doden.’

Nihad Siries gaat mij in hartje Amsterdam uitleggen hoe een dictatuur functioneert. Dat doet hij in de schrijversresidentie aan het Amsterdamse Spui, boven boekhandel Athenaeum; hij is hier een week als ‘writer in residence’.. more