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is the translator of Egyptian author Salwa Bakr's The Man from Bashmour, which was commended for the 2008 Saif Ghobash–Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation.
She has translated a number of fiction works by Egyptian authors, including The Mirage by Naguib Mahfouz (AUC Press), Mohamed el-Bisatie's Over the Bridge (AUC Press, 2006) and Hala El-Badry's Muntaha (AUC Press, 2006). She has also translated three novels by Syrian author Ghada Samman, The Night of the First Billion, Beirut Nightmares and Beirut ’75, the latter winning the University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award for best manuscript.
Her recent translations include House of the Wolf by Ezzat el Kamhawi, Days of Ignorance by Laila Aljohani, Chaos of the Senses by Ahlem Mosteghanemi and two novels by Ibrahim Nasrallah, The Lanterns of the King of Galilee and Time of White Horses, both published by AUC Press. The Arabic original of Time of White Horses was shortlisted for the 2009 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
Over a number of years, Nancy Roberts has worked in the areas of ancient and modern Arabic literature, health care, law, current events, Christian-Muslim relations, Islamic law and Islamic thought and history.