Two Books Translated from Arabic Make 2020 NTA Prose Longlist

Yesterday, the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) announced the longlists for the 2020 National Translation Awards (NTA) in Poetry and Prose. Two works translated from Arabic -- a novel and a collection of interlinked short stories -- made the twelve-book longlist for prose.

Kuwaiti Parliament Votes to Abolish Censorship Committee for Books

"What the law means is that banning will no longer be the default position, whereby, like in the case of Mama Hessa's Mice, the author has to go to court, at great personal expense, to get it unbanned. Instead the person who wants it banned would have to go to court for a ruling."