Yasmine Seale Selected as 2023–2024 Fellows of the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

APRIL 12, 2023 — The New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers announced today that they have selected fifteen fellows for its 2023-24 year, a list of academics, authors, artists, and one literary translator: Yasmine Seale.

As part of her year at the Center, she will work on producing a new translation of One Thousand and One Nights. Seale has already produced an acclaimed The Annotated Arabian Nights, which came out from WW Norton in 2021.

Art by Matisse, borrowed off Yasmine Seale’s @the_small_hours

Other 2023-24 fellows include artist Molly Crabapple (who worked with Marwan Hisham on Brothers of the Gun: A Memoir of the Syrian War), poet Nicole Sealey, visual artist Accra Shepp, as well as several novelists and ecademics.

In a prepared statement, Martha Hodes, interim director of the Cullman Center, said: “Our Fellows are selected on the basis of excellence and a strong need for the Library’s resources. This year’s judges have put together a diversely brilliant and creative cohort who will draw both widely and deeply on the Library’s many and varied holdings and collections.”

Also listen:  ‘One Thousand and One Dreams’

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