Organizers said, in a prepared statement, that the seven-book shortlist "reflects the diversity of the record number of entries submitted to the prize in 2020."
The Liverpool Arab Arts Festival (LAAF) is currently inviting proposals for our 2021 festival, set to be held Friday July 16 – Sunday July 15, 2021.
"The ugliness of reality has surpassed the imagination of our ancient poets, and where modes of torture and killing machines have overshadowed the most creative minds of filmmakers, it is futile to invoke the ancient muses."
At this year's Frankfurt Book Fair, the Alliance internationale des éditeurs indépendants presented the first-ever "Arab World Hotlist," a curated selection of titles from 30 independent publishing houses in seven countries (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar, Syria and Tunisia): "The HotLists," organizers write, "while offering an opportunity to discover the creativity of independent publishers, are … Continue reading 5 Questions: Publishing’s 2020 ‘Hotlist: Arab World’
Happily, Huda Fakhreddine here shares four poems she translated as part of her forthcoming The Arabic Prose Poem: Poetic Theory and Practice (March 2021).
Applications will be accepted through November 30, 2020.
The Asymptote Book Club's September 2020 selection was Emma Ramadan's translation of Meryem Alaoui's Straight from the Horse's Mouth: As part of the book-club materials, Asymptote editor Allison Braden talked with Ramadan about the book in "Shunning Stereotypes." Even though the book centers a female character who works in a field often, in Arabic literature, … Continue reading Friday Finds: Emma Ramadan on Translating Meryem Alaoui’s ‘Straight From the Horse’s Mouth’
Hay Festival, which ran the first-ever Hay Festival Abu Dhabi this year, has stated that the literary festival will not return to Abu Dhabi while the minister accused of assault "remains in position": The festival was held in February of this year, but it wasn't until this past weekend that the account of Caitlin McNamara, … Continue reading Hay Festival ‘Will Not Return to Abu Dhabi’ While Minister Accused of Sexual Assault ‘Remains in Position’
Submissions are now open for "Ireland's only literary journal dedicated to literary translation."
We are delighted to announce that the winners of the 2019 ArabLit Story Prize are Hadiya Hussein and Shakir Mustafa for “Tunnels”: This year’s judges decided, after deliberation focused on translational approaches taken by the works on the five-story shortlist, to award the top prize to “Tunnels,” written by Iraqi author Hadiya Hussein and translated by … Continue reading Winner of 2020 ArabLit Story Prize: ‘Tunnels’
Hadi Badi -- a news and reviews site run by four Egyptian authors, translators, and child psychologists -- works to "bridge the awareness gap about good Arabic children and young adult books."
Books by Moroccan writer Youssouf Amine Elalamy and Algerian-French writer Nina Bouraoui made this year's Prix des cinq continents: Five Continents shortlisted titles. Each year, the Five Continents Prize goes to a work of narrative fiction -- a novel or or collection of short stories -- written in French. Ten books from eight countries are … Continue reading Youssouf Amine Elalamy, Nina Bouraoui Finalists for 2020 ‘Prix des cinq continents’