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Arabic English Translation: Today’s Landscape and Future Horizons

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This event, taking place on International Translation Day, is for early and mid-career literary translators working from Arabic into English. We will explore the contemporary translation scene and consider where we are heading next. Where does Arabic sit in the world of translated literature? How has the reception of Arabic literature changed in recent years? What trends might affect future possibilities? Moderated by Nariman Youssef, our expert panellists Marilyn Booth, M Lynx Qualey, and Bishan Samaddar will reflect on these questions, and share their experiences of creating, commissioning and finding outlets for work in translation. The session is free to attend.

This is part 1 of a two-session series looking at trends in literary translation between Arabic and English. Part 2 will focus on the movement of English literature into Arabic.