is a well-known translator of contemporary Arabic fiction, and director of the Centre for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and associate professor in the Programs in Comparative and World Literature and Gender and Women’s Studies, at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
She is currently a judge of the Saif Ghobash – Banipal Prize for Arabic literaray Translation. For more information about Marilyn Booth, click here
Banipal No 33 Autumn/Winter 2008
Who is Alessandro Spina?
Remembering Mahmoud Darwish
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Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi wins 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction[read more]
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