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Two Books Translated from Arabic Make 2020 NTA Prose Longlist

Yesterday, the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA) announced the longlists for the 2020 National Translation Awards (NTA) in Poetry and Prose. Two works translated from Arabic — a novel and a collection of interlinked short stories — made the twelve-book longlist for prose.

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Bulaq 38: ‘Insufficiently Westernized’

In Bulaq Episode 38, we discussed a picaresque, surprisingly joyful tale set in an evacuated village during the Iran-Iraq war; the TV adaption Elliott Colla’s Baghdad Noir; and the evolution — or partial evolution, anyhow — of reviews of Arabic literature in translation.

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