As part of their series on classical Arabic poetry, the Abbasid History Podcast will host a YouTube livestream with Dr. Kevin Blankinship on December 27th.
The National Book Critics Circle will hold a panel with literary translators and critics, discussing strategies for book critics reviewing a work in translation.
While more writing from across the Arab world is being translated into other languages, a vast number of classics and modern works of Arabic literature remain untranslated. Our panel of experts on Arabic literature explores the reasons why many great Arabic writers are not yet translated, what makes Arabic literature so rich and varied, and which writers they believe deserve more international attention. They also explore how publishers and readers can get to know the deep canon of great works from the diverse Arab world. Hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award and Publishing Perspectives.
“Aiming to make the mu`allaqat known to new readers, the project gathers a team of eight commentators and translators.”