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Mohammed Hasan Alwan

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Mohammed Hasan Alwan

Mohammed Hasan Alwan (born August 27, 1979) is a Saudi Arabian novelist. Alwan has published six novels to date: Saqf Elkefaya (2002), Sophia (2004), Touq Altahara (2007), “Al-Qundus” (2011), “Mouton Sageer” (2016), and “Germa The Translator” (2020)....

In 2009-10, Alwan was chosen as one of the 39 best Arab authors under the age of 40 by the Beirut39 project. In 2013, his novel, Al-Qundus, was shortlisted in the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (2013). In 2015, Alwan won the Arab World Institute’s Prix de la Littérature Arabe for Al-Qundus, translated to French by Stéphanie Dujols as Le castor. It was considered the best novel to be translated into French in 2015. In 2017, he won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction for A Small Death, a novel about Ibn Arabi. In 2019, The Italian edition of his novel “A Small Death” won the Sharjah’s Bookfair Award for best Arabic novel translated to another language.

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