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Arab Literature and Culture in the West and Beyond – Sheikh Zayed Book Award

May 12 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

In its ambition to connect with wider academic audiences, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is organising a series of four events between April and June in collaboration with SOAS, University of London, famous for its commitment to and its reach in the global south. Professor Wen-chin Ouyang, with her connections in North America, Europe and East Asia, will host and moderate the events, bringing to this series an additional multilingual and cross-regional flare. The interlocutors and guests include shortlisted and invited authors, translators, cultural thought leaders and scholars from around the world. All events will be bilingual (Arabic/English) and online.

This panel discussion will feature:

  • Prof. Wen-chin Ouyang (moderator)
  • Michael Cooperson – author and translator, professor of Arabic language and literature at the University of California, 2021 SZBA winner for the category Translation
  • Robert Irwin, Middle East editor of TLS
  • Huda Fakhreddine – Associate Professor of Arabic Literature at the University of
    Pennsylvania and literary translator