Leri Price graduated from the University of Edinburgh with First Class Honours in Arabic. She has translated three novels of the Syrian author Khaled Khalifa. The Arabic original of the first one, In Praise of Hatred, had been shortlisted for the inaugural 2008 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.

The Arabic original of the second novel, No Knives in the Kitchens of this City, was awarded the 2013 Naguib Medal for Literature and was shortlisted for the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Leri Price's translation of the novel was shortlisted for the US 2017 National Translation Awards (NTA), in the prose category, and shortlisted for the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. It was also listed in "Best Books of 2016: Fiction in Translation" by the Financial Times.

Her translation of Death is Hard Work (Faber & Faber 2019), won the 2019 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize and was longlisted for the 2019 US National Book Award for Translated Literature. 

Leri Price's latest translation, Planet of Clay by Syrian author Samar Yazbek, came out with World Editions in May 2021, and has been longlisted  for the 2021 US National Book Award for Translated Literature.   

 Banipal 25 published an excerpt from Salsal (Clay), translated by Christina Phillips, in Autumn 2005, shortly after the book was published by Arab Scientific Publishers.


Contributor's Issues

Banipal 70 - Mahmoud Shukair, Writing Jerusalem

Banipal 57 - Syria in the Heart (Autumn/Winter 2016)

Banipal 40 - Libyan Fiction (2011)

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