Adabiyat Book Club will meet on Sunday, November 20 at 12 pm EST via Zoom to discuss Jokha Alharthi’s novel Bitter Orange Tree. To participate, message the organizers on Twitter or Instagram @_adabiyat_ and find more info here: Reading

November 23, 2021 — This morning, organizers of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation announced this year’s shortlist. Three translators have made the shortlist of the Banipal Translation Prize for the first time in 2021: Sarah Enany (for her translation of Rasha Adly’s The Girl with theContinue Reading

“Often being literal — or almost literal — is the best way to do it. So I try to let the Arabic guide me. I’m also a translator who often leaves quite a lot of Arabic in the text, and I have to come up with ways of explaining that but without being heavy about it.” Continue Reading