Samar Yazbek, Translator Leri Price Shortlisted for National Book Award for ‘Planet of Clay’

Author Samar Yazbek and translator Leri Price have made the five-book shortlist of the 2021 National Book Award in the “Translated Literature” category.

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Samar Yazbek, ‘A Sudden Visitor in This Place’

Yesterday, Jadaliyya published a prose work by Yazbek that reflects events in Syria through the prism of a woman writer. The work, titled “Waiting for Death: I Will Not Carry Flowers to my Grave,” is not assigned a genre, but feels in parts like a prose poem, elsewhere an essay or a memoir fragment.

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