There were also two agreements to publish in English: for Asma al-Atawna’s debut coming-of-age novel, “Missing Picture,” and Hammour Ziada’s “Drowning.”Continue Reading

Yasmina Jraissati at the RAYA Agency is recommending three very different titles for the fall. Two are new releases: a debut novel by Palestinian author Asma al-Atawna and a historical novel by award-winning Sudanese writer Hammour Ziada. The third is a fictionalized biography of Saddam Hussain (1937-2006): The least surprising recommendation isContinue Reading