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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Libanon, 2018

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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Libanon, 2018

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    Workshop at Goethe-Institut Libanon, 2018

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    Batoul Fahs, Literaturhaus Wiesbaden, 8 May 2018

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    Khaled Khalifa and Batoul Fahs, University of Leipzig Institute of Oriental Studies, 14 May 2018

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Beirut Short Stories 2018

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Once again, “Beirut Short Stories” returned in 2018 to promote young writing talents in the Middle East. The aim was to support local up-and-coming writers, i.e. talented young authors living in Lebanon and writing in Arabic, and to help them make international contacts. The writers’ workshops were directed by the author Dima Wannous, who is based in London.

Shortlisted candidates:

Salma Alhafi („Maria“) (Syria)
Ahmad Naji („Shareh Semaan“) (Jemen, based in Beirut)
Wedyan Almasarani („Raqsa“) (Syria)

Chaza Charafeddine (Author und Translator)
Hassan Daoud (Author)
Najwa Barakat (Author)
Mazen Maarouf (Author)

Beirut Short Stories is a project by KfW Stiftung in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Lebanon and Commonwealth Writers, the cultural initiative of the Commonwealth Foundation, London.

Beirut Short Stories 2017 & 2018