Samar Yazbek’s ‘Planet of Clay,’ tr. Leri Price, Longlisted for National Book Award

Author Samar Yazbek and translator Leri Price have been longlisted for the 2021 National Book Award in the “Translated Literature” category.

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Hilal Chouman’s ‘World of Dogs’

“The next day, he was watching a livestream on television when he saw his dream on the screen. The streets of Beirut were flooded with mounds of garbage. This was the first step, he thought. Next, the piles of rubble would appear, and the people would vanish, leaving the buildings deserted.”

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