Novelist Naji laid to rest

Amman, Jordanian novelist Jamal Naji was laid to rest on Monday after he passed away on yesterday night of a heart attack.

Born in 1954, Naji assumed the presidency of the Jordan Writers Association (2001-2003), and was awarded the State Prize for Literature 2014.

He also received the Jordanian Writers Association Prize in 1984 for his novel “The Road to Balharath” and the State Encouragement Award (Novel) from the Ministry of Culture in 1989 for his novel “The Remnants of the Last Storms”.

The author was shortlisted for the 2010 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) for his novel “When Wolves Got Old,” published widely in the Arab world.

On his death, Minister of Culture, Nabih Shuqum, mourned the late writer and cited his contributions to the ministry’s projects.

Source: Jordan News Agency