In the pieces included here, men seem more likely to link mirrors to a past, while for women they are part of an encircling present. Continue Reading

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 authorContinue Reading

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 MustafaContinue Reading