At the 2011 Luminato Festival, well-known Libyan-American poet Khaled Mattawa gave a shout-out to fellow Libyan poet Fatima Mahmoud, whose work he translated in Poems for the Milllennium, Volume Four, ed. Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour:
Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour (1946-2014) is one of only 12 women writers to have made the Arab Writers Union’s list of the Top 105 Arabic Novels of the twentieth century. She makes our Women in Translation Month list of must-read women authors.
Hot Maroc is the first and only novel by leading Moroccan journalist and poet Yassin Adnan, who has succeeded in making a unique addition to contemporary Arabic — and world — literature.
Asymptote has issued a call for writers from the #LIISSSY nations: bannedThey write:
Yesterday, one of the authors featured in the collection Iraq + 100, the pseudonymous “Anoud,” was featured on PRI’s The World, while two days ago The Poleax published an interview with Iraq + 100 contributor Diyaa al-Jubeili: