Bothayna Al-Essa Named 2023 BCLT Writer in Residence

The British Centre for Literary Translation has announced that their Arabic writer-in-residence this summer will be Bothayna Al-Essa, who will join workshop leader Nariman Youssef at their annual literary translation summer school.

Al-Essa’s work in translation:

An Excerpt from Bothayna al-Essa’s ‘Maps of Wandering’ tr. Sawad Hussein

An Excerpt from al-Essa’s ‘All That I Want to Forget’ tr. Michele Henjum

Kuwaiti Writer Bothayna al-Essa on Finding Her Voice in the Morgue tr. M Lynx Qualey

5 Books: Recommendations from Bothayna al-Essa

Also read:

Al-Fanar: Blind Sinbad’: Bothayna Al-Essa Explores a Changing Kuwait, from War to Pandemic

Arabisk London: An Interview with Kuwaiti Writer Bothayna Al-Essa

Find more about the BCLT summer school:

At the University of East Anglia’s website.

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  1. Impressive

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