Maia Tabet was born in 1956, and raised in Beirut. She has
worked as a journalist, editor and freelance translator. Her first full-length
book translation was Little Mountain by Elias Khoury. She has lived and
travelled throughout the Middle East and South Asia, and is currently based in Baltimore, USA. Her
most recent book translation is White Masks by Elias Khoury, which was commended by the judges of the 2011 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. For more information about the judges' citation, click here.
She is one of the featured voices in Banipal 56 – Generation '56.
Banipal 67 - Elias Khoury, The Novelist (Spring 2020)
Banipal 56 - Generation '56 (Summer 2016)
Banipal 36 - Literature in Yemen Today (2009)
Banipal 48 - Narrating Marrakech (2013)
Banipal 40 - Libyan Fiction (2011)
Banipal 46 - 80 New Poems (2013)