Adania Shibli’s ‘Minor Detail’, Translated by Elisabeth Jaquette, Makes Booker Longlist

"ooker International organizers announced 2021's longlist Tuesday morning. Unsurprisingly, Adania Shibli's Minor Detail, translated from the Arabic by Lissie Jaquette, was on the 13-book list."

Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: The Creative Writing Workshop

"If in the classroom you’re able to compare multiple translations of a single work, and/or read essays by translators on their craft, this offers rich and rigorous examples of how choices are made on the level of word, phrase, syntax, diction, metaphor, image, so on. Such examples of precision and multiplicity are ideal for student writers."

New Arabic Literature & Politics Website, Qadita, Launches

An exciting new Arabic website launched yesterday, shepherded into being by Palestinian-Israeli author Ala Hlehel and Palestinian-Israel journalist and culture critic Anton Shalhat, Ha'aretz reported. Similar in some ways to the Arabic literary website, Qadita---named for a village in Upper Galilee destroyed by Israeli forces in 1948---is younger, faster, more challenging, and has fresher … Continue reading New Arabic Literature & Politics Website, Qadita, Launches