‘Bila Hudood: Arabic Literature Everywhere’ Festival Wins Support, How You Can Get Involved

The three-day digital festival is set for July 9-11, and will feature both vibrant literature panels and "quick pitch" sessions where translators talk about Arabic books they think should appear in translation.

‘A Bed for the King’s Daughter’: Finding a Home for Arabic Short Stories in Translation

In January 2021, University of Texas Press published Shahla Ujayli’s A Bed for the King's Daughter, which won in 2017 the AlMultaqa Prize, given annually for short-story collections: By Tugrul Mende Even though the collection was acclaimed in Arabic, Sawad Hussain had a hard time finding a publisher for her translation. In this interview, Sawad Hussain … Continue reading ‘A Bed for the King’s Daughter’: Finding a Home for Arabic Short Stories in Translation

Upcoming Events: ‘Against Disappearance,’ ‘Ancient Egyptian and Premodern Arab Poetics’, Arabic in Academic Publishing, More

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