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Ahmed Saadawi - Author

About the Author

Ahmed Saadawi is an Iraqi novelist, poet, screenwriter and documentary filmmaker. In 2010 he was selected for Beirut39, as one of the thirty-nine best Arab authors under the age of forty, and in 2014 he became the first Iraqi to win the prestigious International Prize for Arabic Fiction. This prize was awarded to Frankenstein in Baghdad, which also won Le Grand Prix de L'Imaginaire in 2017. He lives in Baghdad. Jonathan Wright studied Arabic at Oxford University. He is the translator of Hassan Blasim's The Corpse Exhibition, which won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2014. He lives in London.

Featured books by Ahmed Saadawi

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Author: Ahmed Saadawi Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, the scavenger Hadi collects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realises he has created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survive - first from the guilty, and then from anyone who crosses its path.

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Frankenstein in Baghdad SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018

Frankenstein in Baghdad SHORTLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER INTERNATIONAL PRIZE 2018

Author: Ahmed Saadawi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD 2019 A SATIRICAL REIMAGINING OF MARY SHELLEY'S FRANKENSTEIN From the rubble-strewn streets of US-occupied Baghdad, Hadi collects body parts from the dead, which he stitches together to form a corpse. He claims he does it to force the government to recognise the parts as real people, and give them a proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps across the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking, flesh-eating monster that cannot be killed. At first it's the guilty he attacks, but soon it's anyone who crosses his path... Frankenstein in Baghdad brilliantly captures the horror and black humour of a city at war.

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Frankenstein in Baghdad

Author: Ahmed Saadawi Format: eBook Release Date: 23/01/2018

*Man Booker International Prize finalist*';Brave and ingenious.' The New York Times';Gripping, darkly humorous . . . profound.' Phil Klay, bestselling author and National Book Award winner forRedeployment';Extraordinary . . . A devastating but essential read.' Kevin Powers, bestselling author and National Book Award finalist forThe Yellow Birds From the rubble-strewn streets of U.S.-occupied Baghdad, Hadia scavenger and an oddball fixture at a local cafecollects human body parts and stitches them together to create a corpse. His goal, he claims, is for the government to recognize the parts as people and to give them proper burial. But when the corpse goes missing, a wave of eerie murders sweeps the city, and reports stream in of a horrendous-looking criminal who, though shot, cannot be killed. Hadi soon realizes he's created a monster, one that needs human flesh to survivefirst from the guilty, and then from anyone in its path. A prizewinning novel by';Baghdad's new literary star' (The New York Times),Frankenstein in Baghdad captures with white-knuckle horror and black humor the surreal reality of contemporary Iraq.Winner of the International Prize for Arabic FictionWinner of France's Grand Prize for Fantasy

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