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[21 Sep 2015 | No Comment | 90 views]
Efekto about Douaihy’s June rain “A work of Arabic literature definitely away from the clichés of exoticism which places it squarely in modernity”

This review is by Jorge Iván Garduño, for Efekto, published in September 2015.
June rain is the story of a return home, from America to Lebanon, which transforms into the investigation of a crime: Elia seeks to find the reasons for the “incident”, as they call it in reference to the shooting that took place in the fifties, killing his father and forcing him to exile. But the investigation will have to rely on memory, photographs and conflicting accounts emerging from families immersed in an ongoing war.

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[16 Aug 2015 | No Comment | 76 views]
The Spanish literary magazine Detour reviews Douaihy’s “June rain”

Oscar Brox, for Detour, July 2015.
Approximate translation!
Back to the past, to follow the traces of time, and collect the voices of other lives. Memory has some frustrating puzzles the pieces of which refuse to fit. However many documents we collect, testimonies and details to provide their nuances, the past is never lived again with the same intensity…

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[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 66 views]
Douaihy’s “June rain” is out in Spanish!

Jabbour Douaihy’s novel “June rain” was acquired by Turner Libros. It was published this week.
June rain was published in French (Actes Sud), English (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation), Italian (Feltrinelli), German (Hanser), and will appear in Turkish soon. Visit the book’s page on this website.

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[22 Feb 2015 | No Comment | 67 views]
This week: English translation of Antoon’s book is awarded the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

We’re very proud to share this news: The 2014 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation will be awarded this week to Sinan Antoon for the translation of his own novel The Corpse Washer, published by Yale University Press.
 Paula Haydar is highly commended for her translation of June Rain by Jabbour Douaihy, published by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing.
Both June Rain and The Corpse Washer are on RAYA’s list of represented titles.
 The judging panel comprised literary translator and joint winner of the 2013 Prize Jonathan Wright, translator and writer Lulu Norman, broadcaster and writer Paul Blezard, and Banipal editor and trustee Samuel Shimon. They met in December 2014 …

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[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 114 views]
“Profound depiction of a community’s grief” – Mona Zaki on Douaihy’s “June Rain”, for Banipal Magazine

“A candid depiction of death, June Rain is one of the most powerful novels on Lebanon. It is rich, complex, beautifully written and more importantly, beautifully translated by Paula Haydar. This work is outstanding and will continue to remain relevant.”

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[12 Dec 2013 | No Comment | 91 views]

Douaihy’s June Rain was recently acquired by Spanish house Turner!