Saud Alsanousi


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Kuwait

Saud Al-Sanousi is a Kuwaiti novelist and journalist, born in 1981. His work has appeared in a number of Kuwaiti publications, including Al-Watan newspaper and Al-Arabi, Al-Kuwait and Al-Abwab magazines. He currently writes for Al-Qabas newspaper. His first novel THE PRISONER OF MIRRORS was published in 2010 and won the fourth Laila al-Othman Prize, a prestigious award for novels and short stories by young writers. He won the first prize for his story 'The Bonsai and the Old Man' in the Stories on the Air competition organised in July 2011 by the Al-Arabi magazine with BBC Arabic.

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* WINNER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC FICTION (known as the 'Arabic Booker')
* WINNER OF THE STATE OF KUWAIT PRIZE

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“لا أفهم شيئا. لماذا أنتظر رحال وزينة في المرسى وغيابهما ليس مثل غياب إخوتي، لم هذا الانتظار ما لم يكونا في سفر؟! أنا أذعن لإيماني، والإيمان لايعدو كونه رغبة، والرغبة ليست أكيدة التحقق ولكن شيئا أفضل من لاشيء. أوغل في تفكيري تشاوما لعل الهاتف يصحو من غفوته، كما عودني، يسكن رعشة أضلعي. أكذبه لعله ينتفض، يثبت لي عكس ما أقول. أسئلة الفقد تطوقني. ألعن عقلي. والسوال.... وحده السوال منحة العقل ومحنته. والإيمان هو أن تعلق أسئلتك على حبال الغيب، وأن تجمد عقلك، وأن تعقد صفقة مع لاشيء، لأن لاسبيل لك إلا انتظار غد قد يجيء بما تريد أو لا يجيء . لا العقل يسعفني ولا الإيمان ولا برزخ الأسئلة بينهما.”
Saud Alsanousi, حمام الدار

“My mother once said, 'If you come across a man with more than one personality, you can be sure he's looking for himself in one of them, because he has no character.' But I think she was wrong”
Saud Alsanousi

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