‘Palestine Writes’ Coming as Digital Festival December 2-6

Tickets to the digital event begin at $10, and while the full program will be announced in November, the website promises events for children, panel discussions, music, workshops, poetry, cooking demonstrations, readings, and more.

What Does the Blossoming of Literature Festivals Mean for Arabic Books (in Translation)?

'Tis the season for summer lit festivals and, last Friday, the Financial Times looked at "The Economics of Book Festivals." With bookshops (in Western countries) on the decline, and quality book reviews falling away (or becoming harder to find), what's to give a reader of Arabic literature in translation hope? Is it the blossoming of literature festivals?