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[10 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 131 views]

The Swedish translation rights of Samar Yazbek’s novel Cinnamon was sold to Ordfront.

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[10 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 289 views]
Youssef Rakha’s Crocodiles

The Crocodiles Trilogy is a history of the so called Arab Spring in Egypt.

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[10 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 99 views]
Mohammad Harb’s Truth

Clearly inspired by Orwell’s Animal Farm, in The truth, Harb uses the metaphor of poultry to criticize contemporary Arab societies, and tackle the issue of the resort to a radical and political Islam as a solution to our societies’ difficulties.

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[9 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 158 views]

The International Prize of Arabic Fiction (IPAF) also known as the Arab Booker has announced its long list. RAYA’s Ibrahim Nasrallah’s The King of Galilee, and Mohammad Hasan Alwan’s Beavers are on the list!

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[6 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 330 views]

AUB Professor Robert Myers was among a group who were awarded a $50,000 grant by the MacArthur Foundation to translate to English and produce a play by late Syrian playwright Saadallah Wannous in Beirut and Chicago.

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[6 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 131 views]

When asked about the challenges of selling world translation rights of Arabic fiction, one’s first response is naturally always focused on the potential acquirers. It is a fact that Arabic is not widely read in the international publishing industry, and this indubitably has consequences on the access non-Arab publishers have to Arabic literature