Thursday, 08 May 2014 10:15

UN Envoy Mladenov congratulates Iraqi novelist Ahmed Saadawi

Baghdad, 8 May 2014 – The Special Representative of the United Nations for Iraq (SRSG), Nickolay Mladenov, today sent a message of congratulations to Iraqi novelist Ahmed Saadawi on the occasion of his winning the prestigious International Prize for Arabic Fiction, which is sponsored by the Booker Prize Foundation in London.  Saadawi won the prize for his book Frankenstein in Baghdad.

In a message to Saadawi, Mr. Mladenov said, “I salute you and congratulate you and the entire literary community in Iraq on this very important achievement.  This reflects the creativity of the Iraqi mind throughout history and particularly at these very difficult times that Iraq is going through”.

“I hope that this achievement will be a catalyst to all Iraqi intellectuals to continue with their creative work to enrich the literary culture of this country”, the Envoy added. 


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