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International Prize for Arabic Fiction Judge Mehmet Hakkı Suçin: Advice to Young Novelists

As for the advice to young novelists, I’d like to say that the novel above anything else is the result of a creative process. Creativity is freedom from old habits and the introduction of something which isn’t as yet available or dealing with a topic which has been dealt with previously in a new way. It is imperative that novelists work on leaving behind role models or previous blueprints before anything else. And exceed the limits imposed by the habits fuelling creativity.