"The first book that I read was for adults, 'East of the Mediterranean,' by the renowned author Abdul Rahman Munif. I read it when I was eight years old."
"In a course with limited time to discuss reader perspectives and biases, I prefer to focus on the act of translation."
In the most recent Qantara, journalist Fakhri Saleh gives the landscape of Saudi literature, arguing that its recent blossoming can be attributed to 9/11. In any case, names you should know: