Judges today announced joint winners of the 2022 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation: the late Humphrey Davies, for his translation of Hamdi Abu Golayyel’s The Men Who Swallowed the Sun and Robin Moger, for his translation of Mohamed Kheir’s Slipping.Continue Reading

Yesterday’s Guardian carried an extraordinarily upbeat portrait of Cairo’s book world from Cairo-based Jack Shenker. And Author Hamdi abu Golayyel (of The Laborer, or, as it’s titled in English A Dog with No Tail) had the most extraordinarily upbeat quote. “Today,” he said, “innovative writing is wanted by the people.”Continue Reading