Palestinian author Adania Shibli’s Minor Detail, in Elisabeth Jaquette’s translation from Arabic, and Tunisian-Swedish writer Jonas Hassen Khemiri’s The Family Clause, translated from the Swedish by Alice Menziet, both made the 2020 shortlist of the National Book Awards in the “translated literature” category: The five fictional works that made the 2020 shortlist are translated from five differentContinue Reading

I just finished a first read of Montecore, by Tunisian-Swedish author Jonas Hassan Khemiri. (Think a more sophisticated, and Arab, Mark Leyner.)Continue Reading