“One of the trickiest, most mysterious secrets of the Arabic language is the root h-l-m.”
We are delighted to announce that the winners of the 2019 ArabLit Story Prize are Hadiya Hussein and Shakir Mustafa for “Tunnels”: This year’s judges decided, after deliberation focused on translational approaches taken by the works on the five-story shortlist, to award the top prize to “Tunnels,” written by Iraqi author Hadiya Hussein and translated by … Continue reading Winner of 2020 ArabLit Story Prize: ‘Tunnels’
This year's shortlisted stories -- selected blindly, as in past years -- were chosen by Hilal Chouman, Donia Kamal, and 2019 ArabLit Story Prize winning translator Sawad Hussain.
Well, perhaps this one was a bit morbid: The "Five Before You Die" was a feature we ran back in the summer 2010; by now, there are now many more great Arabic books available in translation, but this remains a strong list from translators, authors, critics, and publishers. Shakir Mustafa Although he might not put … Continue reading 5 Arabic Books (in English) to Read ‘Before You Die’