"When Naguib Mahfouz was a boy, he tells us, two paths lay before him. There was the path of the literature he loved to read and write. He could take that path and become a distinguished author. There was also the path of the football he loved to play and the footballers he admired. He could take that, it was said, and become a member of the Egyptian Olympic football team."
At the beginning of this week, organizers of the John Dryden Translation Competition announced the winners of their 2021 award.
A humorous donkey detective novel for young adults, set in and around Jerusalem.