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The Banipal Trust for Arab Literature announced the results of the 2013 Saif Ghobash Banipal Arabic Literary Translation prize Thursday.It was awarded to two translators – William Maynard Hutchins for his translation of Yemeni author Wajdi al-Ahdal's "A Land without Jasmine" and Jonathan Wright for his rendering of Egyptian scholar Youssef Ziedan's "Azazeel". Established in 2005 by Banipal, the magazine of modern Arab literature in English translation, and the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, the $5,000 prize is awarded to full-length works of fiction written during or after 1967 and first published in translation the year prior to the award. Entries are judged by four experts, two of whom read the works in the original Arabic as well as in translation.
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