Libyan writer Ibrahim al-Kuni won the Mohamed Zafzaf Arab novel prize during the 27th Asilah Cultural Season held in Morocco on August 16, reported the August 18 edition of <i>Al-Hayat</i> newspaper. Ibrahim al-Kuni lives nowadays in Switzerland. He wrote over 60 works, including novels, critic, political and historical studies. His books were translated to many languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Kazakh and Uzbek.
The prize was awarded at the end of an interesting symposium, which dealt with the origins and problems of the Moroccan literature. Authors and literary critics from Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Tunisia, Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Iraq took part in this event. Among the participants were the famous Algerian novelist, Rachid Boudjedra, who has not visited Morocco for many years, and famous Sudan author, Tayeb al-Salah.