“This text confronts the translator with extraordinary challenges.”
“There are twenty-five translators and twenty-nine books in the running for the 2015 Banipal Prize for Arabic Literarary Translation.”
Iraqi novelist, poet, and translator Sinan has won the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for bringing his own novel, “The Corpse Washer,” into English.
Issue 51 of Banipal magazine focuses on pioneering Iraqi poet Saadi Youssef, who was born in 1934 near Basra.
For the first time in its history, the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for the translation of Arabic literature will be shared by two translators: Jonathan Wright (for his translation of Youssef Ziedan’s IPAF-winning Azazeel) and William Hutchins (for his translation of Wajdi al-Ahdal’s A Land Without Jasmine).
If you’re in London, Banipal will be launching issue 48, “Narrating Marrakech,” this Tuesday at the Kensington Central Library.
Banipal recently hit the e-waves, bookstores, and mailboxes with its issue 46: “80 New Poems.” With poems from Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Lorand Gaspar, Khaled Mattawa, Amjad Nasser, Dunya Mikhail, Fadhil al-Azzawi, and more, this one’s definitely worth having.
Earlier this week, after accepting the Saif Ghobash – Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation, Roger Allen gave a masterclass at the Arab British Centre in London. Contributor Amira Abd El-Khalek was there. By Amira Abd El-Khalek It is very difficult… Read More ›
Last night, Roger Allen was awarded the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for his translation of A Muslim Suicide by Bensalem Himmich. ArabLit’s Amira Abd El-Khalek was there: By Amira Abd El-Khalek The 2012 Banipal translation prize, which was announced on… Read More ›
According to a January 16 news release, Roger Allen is the winner of the 2012 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for his translation of Bensalem Himmich’s A Muslim Suicide: The four judges — Ruth Padel, Esther Freud, Fadhil al-Azzawi, and John Peate — were… Read More ›
On December 6, Banipal will host an informal discussion evening with Iraqi novelist and poet Fadhil al-Azzawi. The discussion will be held at the Library and Meeting Room of the Arab British Centre and will begin at 6:30 p.m. The Berlin-based Al-Azzawi has a long… Read More ›