Arabic Literature in Translation: 18 Works Forthcoming in Winter-Spring 2018

by M. Lynx Qualey

Eighteen literary works translated from the Arabic and forthcoming in English translation between January 1 and June 20, 2018:

January 2018 

1 Concerto in al-Quds, by Adonis, translated by Khaled Mattawa, forthcoming from Yale University Press

2 Banthology, ed by Sarah Cleave, forthcoming from Comma Press

3 Frankenstein in Baghdad, by Ahmed Saadawi, translated by Jonathan Wright, forthcoming from Penguin

4 The Stillborn, by Arwa Salih, translated by Samah Selim, forthcoming from Seagull Books

February 2018

5 Moroccan Folktales, ed. Jilali El Koudia, translated by Jilali El Koudia and Roger Allen with a critical analysis by Hasan M. El-Shamy, forthcoming from Syracuse University Press

March 2018

6 The Sea Cloak, by Nayrouz Qarmout, translated by Perween Richards, forthcoming from Comma Press

7 The Beekeeper, by Dunya Mikhail, translated by Max Weiss, forthcoming from New Directions

8 Where the Bird Disappeared, by Ghassan Zaqtan tr Sam Wilder, forthcoming from Seagull Books

9 The Blueness of the Evening: Selected Poems by Hassan Najmi, by Hassan Najmi, translated by Mbarek Sryfi and Eric Sellin, forthcoming from University of Arkansas Press

10 Printed in Beirut, by Jabbour Douaihy, translated by Paula Haidar, forthcoming from Interlink Books

11 Pearls on a Branch: Tales From the Arab World Told by Women, collected by Najla Jraissaty Khoury, translated by Inea Bushnaq, forthcoming from Archipelago

April 2018

12 Law of Inheritance, by Yasser Abdellatif, tr Robin Moger, forthcoming from Seagull Books

13 Fractured Destinies, by Rabai Al-Madhoun, translated by Paul Starkey, forthcoming from Hoopoe Fiction

14 Tales of Yusuf Tadros, by Adel Esmat, translated by Mandy McClure, forthcoming from Hoopoe Fiction

15 Jerusalem Stands Alone, by Mahmoud Shukair, translated by Nicole Fares, forthcoming from Syracuse University Press
May 2018

16 The Baghdad Clock, by Shahed Alrawi, translated by Luke Leafgren, forthcoming from OneWorld

17 In Darfur: An Account of the Sultanate and Its People, by Muhammad al-Tunisi, edited and translated by Humphrey Davies, forthcoming from the Library of Arabic Literature.

June 2018

18 The Occasional Virgin, by Hanan al-Shaykh, translator not listed, forthcoming from Bloomsbury Books

Bonus

And Then God Created the Middle East and Said ‘Let There Be Breaking News’, by Karl Sharro, from Saqi Books


Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on ArabLit. Happy 2018 Reading!

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