A few of upcoming online events: March 8 A discussion on Reading Children’s Literature in Translation with @RuthAhmedzai and @HelenWangLondon. Sign up through Event Brite. March 9 Shubbak’s "Against Disappearance," with writer and historian Marina Warner, writer and activist Hammour Ziada and writer, editor and publisher Abu Amirah. More here. * Also, “Deconstructing the Notion of Literary Genre: Ancient Egyptian … Continue reading Upcoming Events: ‘Against Disappearance,’ ‘Ancient Egyptian and Premodern Arab Poetics’, Arabic in Academic Publishing, More
A selection of online events from the coming week.
Events coming up in the next week include a Zoom book discussion of Hassan Blasim's God99, in translation by Jonathan Wright; Michael Cooperson's talk about "Englishing al-Hariri"; and, next Saturday, "An Exploration of Experimental Translation" Workshop.
"Around a century later, in Cairo, during the obscenity trial of my novel Using Life, the assistant attorney for the prosecution challenged my defense attorney and the respected literary figures we had called as witnesses to read a section of my novel out loud."
Poet and translator Mona Kareem has won a $12,500 NEA award to support her translation of poetry by Iraqi poet Ra'ad Abdulqadir.
Prominent Lebanese publisher, filmmaker, researcher, organizer, and commentator Lokman Slim was found dead Thursday morning. He was 59.
The winning book will be announced on Thursday, March 25, 2021; the winning poet and translator will share a £3,000 prize.
"I was curious to know who the man was."
The Brown University event is set for 12 - 1 p.m. EST on February 3, 2021. You can register to attend the webinar or follow on YouTube.
We look back at a few of the most widely read features and biggest ArabLit moments of 2020.
A look back at a few authors, screenwriters, and publishers who left us in 2020.
" I will never look at rain the same way I used to; the author talks about it as if it were a living being with a will, attacking the earth, and how it has an effect on the streets."