Novelist Laila Al-Atrash Dies at 73

Acclaimed Palestinian-Jordanian author Laila al-Atrash, also a TV presenter and reading advocate, died on Sunday, October 17 at 73, according to multiple media reports.

2021 ArabLit Story Prize: Shortlisted Translator Katherine Van de Vate on Great Storytelling

"“The Baffling Case of the Man Called Ahmet Yilmaz” was actually written at my request. Karima is primarily a novelist, though she published an award-winning collection of short stories at the age of only 18. I asked Karima if she had any short stories I could translate, and she wrote this one in response to my question. It was based on an event she heard about while she was working as a journalist in Istanbul."