Alawiya Sobh’s ‘Maryam: Keeper of Stories’ Makes Inaugural EBRD Literature Prize Shortlist

"The three final finalists are set to be announced in early March 2018."

Elisabeth Jaquette’s Translation of ‘The Queue’ Shortlisted for Inaugural TA First Translation Prize

"The Queue is a slow but powerful burn of a novel. It is set in an unnamed country after the 'disgraceful events', as the authorities – known as the Gate – have euphemistically dubbed the Arab spring. ... Elisabeth Jaquette's translation steadily allows the pressure to build."

Rabee Jaber and Kareem James Abu-Zeid Win 2017 PEN Center USA Translation Award for ‘Confessions’

The other winners were Martin Pousson, for Black Sheep Boy, in fiction; Paul Kalanithi, for When Breath Becomes Air, in creative nonfiction; Elizabeth Letts, for The Perfect Horse, in research nonfiction; Solmaz Sharif, for Look, in poetry; Stacey Lee, for Outrun the Moon, in young adult; Eli Saslow, for "The White Flight of Derek Black," in journalism; and Lisa Loomer, for Roe, in drama.