Bushra Al-Maqtari & Sawad Hussain, Faïza Guène & Sarah Ardizzone Win ‘PEN Translates’ Awards

What Have You Left Behind?, by the author-translator duo Bushra Al-Maqtari and Sawad Hussain, is among eighteen projects in thirteen languages to have won a Fall 2021 PEN Translates Award.

Read more

1-Day Translation Workshop: Translating Humor in Contemporary Arabic Literature

Humor is one of the most difficult concepts for any writer or translator to engage with, and yet undoubtedly the most rewarding when it’s done right. This course encourages you to translate humor from a range of genres in contemporary Arabic literature: memoir, graphic novel, short stories, and young adult literature from across the Arabic speaking world such as Libya, Lebanon, Mauritania and Palestine.

Read more

Female Voices in Arabic Literature

Join our panel as they discuss issues of translation, feminism, tradition and recognition in contemporary female Arab literature, in an exchange designed to open up fresh perspectives of women’s writing and Arab culture for everyone.

Read more