Upcoming Events: Bilad al-Sham Libraries, Banipal Prize Celebration, ‘Archives of the Disappeared,’ More

We continue our series of events listings, which appear each Saturday as long as online, open-access events remain popular.

British Khoury Fans Will See /As Though She Were Sleeping/ Sooner than Americans

And again, the dueling translations. Just as when Elias Khoury's terrifying, wonderful, critically acclaimed Yalo came out in English (with Peter Theroux doing the Archipelago translation and Humphrey Davies the Quercus translation), his As Though She Were Sleeping will have different translators on different sides of the Atlantic. Quercus is again using Humphrey Davies (who … Continue reading British Khoury Fans Will See /As Though She Were Sleeping/ Sooner than Americans

Elias Khoury’s New Book: ‘A Total Re-questioning of the Bab el Shams Approach’

A few days back, I quoted Susannah Tarbush in saying that Elias Khoury was working on a "sequel" to Gate of the Sun. I didn't realize, until this morning, that Tarbush had posted a clarification on her website, The Tanjara. She posts a part of the transcript of the talk between Jeremy Harding and Elias … Continue reading Elias Khoury’s New Book: ‘A Total Re-questioning of the Bab el Shams Approach’