Professor Yasir Suleiman CBE has been elected as Chairman of the International Prize of Arabic Fiction (IPAF), popularly known in the Arabic-speaking world as the 'Arabic Booker'.
The Prize was established in 2007 and is supported by a grant from the Tourism and Culture Authority in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It has quickly become the premier literary recognition in the field of the Arabic novel. See the prize website for details.
Professor Suleiman is a Fellow of King's and the Sultan Qaboos Bin Said Professor of Modern Arabic Studies at the University of Cambridge (see his Faculty webpage).