New Books in 2019 from Douaihy, Khalifa, Khoury

Yasmina Jraissati of the RAYA Agency -- a finalist for one of the 2019 London Book Fair awards -- announced three new and forthcoming titles by high-profile authors that she's added to her spring list.

Friday Finds: Elias Khoury and ‘The Eloquence of Silence’

"The novel is about the politics of telling and hearing, seeing and blindness, truth and the possibility of finding it. It is about the impossibility of linear stories, the problems of history,the power of fiction, and the many many registers of silence."

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’