TOP 105: This is a list of the “top 105” Arabic books of the 20th century, as selected by the Arab writers union.

FIVE BOOKS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE: Translators, authors, editors, and book-lovers give their suggestions on five Arabic books you should read (in translation or otherwise) before you die.

BOOK CLUBS: Want to start a book club that includes Arabic literature (in translation)? Librarian and veteran book-club organizer Ghada Kanafani Elturk shares her experience.

FORTHCOMING: What Arabic or Arab-authored titles are coming soon in translation? Titles for 2011-2012.

And, of course, ultimately everything is for the reader. After all, we’re all readers here.


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