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.
Banipal 46 has gone to press, and will soon be available to subscribers. The issue features excerpts from the six novels shortlisted for this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction, 80 poems, and more: The cover art, picture right, is… Read More ›
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 ›
Celebrated translator and scholar Issa J. Boullata wrote in about Banipal’s 45th issue: Completing 15 years of publishing, Banipal 45–Writers from Palestine—(Winter 2012) is a gem of literary journalism. In previous years, Banipal has accustomed its increasing number of readers… Read More ›
It seems a fairly safe bet that Rabee Jaber’s 2011 novel طيور الهوليداي إن (The Birds of Holiday Inn) will be on the longlist for the 2013 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF): Jaber, who won the 2012 IPAF for his… Read More ›
Banipal 45, available shortly, promises to bring a number of new Palestinian voices into English: In his introduction to the issue — which will be available shortly — Whiting-award-winning novelist and playwright Anton Shammas writes that “you may be missing… Read More ›
Critic M.A. Orthofer should be pleased; in the interest of transparency and fostering greater interest in Arabic literature (in translation), there’s been a shift in the administration of the Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation.