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[31 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 304 views]

By the year 2002, two key studies linking Arab human development to the book industry had been published: The UNESCO report on Arab book production and the Arab Human Development Report, ADHR.

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[12 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 627 views]

As a literary agent specialized in representing Arabic literature for world translation rights, I am often asked how visible Arabic literature is on the international scene. This question most of the time translates into: ‘how many copies do books translated from the Arabic sell?’

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[26 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 437 views]

Samar Yazbek, author of ‘Clay’ and ‘Cinnamon’, has very recently published ‘In her mirrors’, that RAYA agency also represents for world translation rights.

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[5 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 134 views]

Amérka !
Rabih Jaber, Amerka
Dar al Adab, Al markaz al thaqafi al arabi, Beirut, 2009, 430 pages.

Reviewed by Yasmina Jraissati, published in L’Agenda Culturel, Beirut.

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[5 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 306 views]

The 16th edition of the Lebanese Francophone book fair was held in Beirut, at the BIEL exhibit center, from October 23rd through November 1st, and was particularly successful.

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[2 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 208 views]

Frankfurt 2004, London 2008, BEA 2009 all three international events featured the ‘Arab world’ as a focus – not to mention the Turin 2009 fair, which a couple of years after turning into an international event had Egypt as a guest of honor. The least we can say is that the ‘Arab world’ is getting a lot of attention in the international publishing industry, after having been reported missing for years.