For those new to the reading groups, And Other Stories is a fantastic independent UK publisher, and one way they select fiction to translate and publish is through reading groups. The groups help AOS get feedback from savvy readers, by reading as-of-yet untranslated novels, discussing them online and in person, and helping AOS pick what to publish.
One great part about the group is that it’s open to people who read in Arabic and people who don’t.
The Arabic group is the second in a series of special reading groups in collaboration …
In the quietness of a corpse washer’s workshop, Antoon explores the multiple faces of violence in Iraq.
Antoon tackles the difficult topic of sectarianism in Iraq.
In a unique book, Khoury transcribes for the first time oral folk tales from the Levant.