About Us

ArabLit, ArabLit Quarterly, and ALQ Books are a translator-centered collective that produces a website, quarterly magazine, and a limited book series focused on Arabic literatures in translation.

We are a crowd-funded collective that is supported by subscribers and, to a lesser extent, advertisers. We are not affiliated with any institution, nor do we receive any institutional support.

If you would like to participate in any way, please email info@arablit.org.

If you are a regular user, and especially if you use this website for work (researcher, instructor, publisher), we encourage you to make a small annual donation:


Art Director, ArabLit Quarterly – Hassân Al Mohtasib

Founding Editor – M Lynx Qualey

Poetry Editor – Nashwa Nasreldin

Assistant Editor – Leonie Rau

Contributing Editor, ArabLit Quarterly – Nashwa Nasreldin

Editor-at-large, ArabLit – Hend Saeed

Algeria & Morocco Editor – Nadia Ghanem

Sudan Editor – Lemya Shammat

Children’s & YA Editor – Yasmine Motawy

Contributing Writer & Editor – Olivia Snaije

Contributing Editor – Nariman Youssef

Contributing Editor – Sawad Hussain

Consultant Editor, ALQ Books – Joseph Farag

Research Consultant, ArabLit Quarterly – Amanda Hannoosh Steinberg

Contributing Writer, ArabLit – Tugrul Mende

Logo Design, ArabLit – Ganzeer

Guest Editors, ArabLit Quarterly – Karim Zidan (Spring 2021) & Nour Kamel (Summer 2021) & Ali al-Jamri (Winter 2021) & Anam Zafar/Nadiyah Abdullatif (Summer 2022)

Food-history and Food-writing Consultant – Nawal Nasrallah

The Team of ArabKidLitNow! – can be found at http://arabkidlitnow.com

Our History

The ArabLit collective started in 2009 as a blog, opened by M Lynx Qualey. It won a 2017 Literary Translation Initiative Award at the London Book Fair, and in the fall of 2018 launched ArabLit Quarterly magazine. In 2022, ALQ Books published its first limited-edition book, a collected translation of short stories by Samira Azzam, translated by Ranya Abdel Rahman, with an introduction by Adania Shibli.

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