Humphrey Davies Shortlisted for National Translation Award for Al-Shidyaq’s ‘Leg Over Leg’

"This is a book about books, about conventions of writing, reading, bookmaking, cultural creation and crossings, bristling with puns and long digressions about the “oddities of language, including its rare words”—a preoccupation that makes Davies’ translation all the more remarkable as a work of literature and scholarship both."