Regular readers have seen this list before. However, as new books have appeared in translation, it’s time for an update.

Below, you’ll find the best hundred (well, really 105) Arabic novels as selected by the Arab Writers Union. The rankings are sometimes puzzling, and one imagines there was a good deal of horse-trading involved, but lists are nevertheless fun.Continue Reading

This is where you’ll find 1-10 (and an explanation of this project), and here’s 11-20, 21-30, 31-40, 41-50, 51-60, and 61-70. Please do help me out with errors and omissions. 71 Seventh day of Creation by Iraqi writer Abdel Khaliq al-Rikabi Al-Rikabi’s acclaimed novel Sabi’a Ayaam al-Khalq (Seventh Day ofContinue Reading