"We are still working on the third poem by Darwish, and I’m eager that Tanmia should continue on this path of introducing poetry to children and young adults."
A new seven-person collective has launched "ArabKidLitNow!," a project dedicated to the discovery, translation, and promotion of great Arabic children's literature.
For Women in Translation Month (#WITMonth), eight books for younger readers, written by women and translated to English, for readers in utero and up.
"I would like to add that the book was written during Palestine Writing Workshop project. The project has a number of writers and illustrators, and each one works on their own project, but we're all in one place helping to share ideas and thoughts. That helped me to bring Bolqosh to its final version, which is different from when I started with it."
Mother laughed. “And the ox is naughty like you. Try to sleep.” My mother left the room and I stayed alone with the rain.
Author J.C. Michaels recently visited Cairo to talk with audiences about the Arabic translation of his YA novel Firebelly: By Yasmine Motawy J. C. Michaels, the author of the award-winning and critically acclaimed philosophical young adult novel Firebelly: A Journey into the Heart of Thinking gave a talk to a full house at the Cairo Greater … Continue reading On Bringing ‘Firebelly’ into Arabic: A Discussion With Author, Translator, and Publisher
"There are some books from this year’s shortlist that would work very well in translation as well."
"I threw aside the self-censorship that comes from excessive concerns about the reader’s age. I wrote and let the book be what it was shaping up to be, if it was going to be a YA book, so be it, if it was going to be an adult novel, then that is what it was destined to be."
Sharafeddine won for her novel that tackles domestic violence, Cappuccino.
The prize has six categories: Young Adult Book of the Year, Best Text, Best Illustrations, Best Production, and Digital Book App of the Year. There is also a "Children's Book of the Year" award, a top prize worth 300,000 AED, that additionally goes to a book in any of the categories.
"We meet a man who lives his whole life with questions, then simply dives into them. He reminds us of the people we love most. He is the sea and the sky. He is Palestine and the United States and anywhere else you ever loved that did not quite live up to Best Dreams of Justice and Fairness."
"The child writers are, of course, the most important participants in the project, but in the background were Baree Khalil, a children's-book author from Syria, and the writing coaches Tomas Jakobsson and Karin Olsson, all three residents in Gävle."