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Kuwaiti Author nominated for the First Book Award
July 8, 2014, 3:38 pm

Kuwaiti author Mai Al Nakib has been nominated for the First Book Award at this year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival. Debut novelist and overseas writers whose works are published in english for the first time are included in the nomination list for the award. The winner is chosen by readers who vote for their favorite author.

Mai Al Nakib was nominated for her book 'The Hidden Light of Objects' which is a collection of short stories. The book begins with childhood memories about a trip to Japan, works through teenage angst and ends with middle-aged disappointment. But its most vivid stories are of young adults from the Middle East, bursting with potential but dragged down by their situation and surroundings.



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