Tareq Imam: ‘The Writer Has Become Everyone’s Target’

"Translators have approached me in the past about translating my work into English, but it didn’t come to anything because I wasn’t comfortable with some of their editorial suggestions, such as amplifying a particular aspect of the text or emphasizing an element to which I hadn’t given prominence."

The Trouble with Tareq Imam

Last week, there was quite a flap in the Egyptian literary world as the country's State Incentive Award went to Tareq Imam's The Serenity of Killers (Dar Merit)---but then was snatched back on the pretext that Imam had already won a (Sawiris, second-place) award for the book.