André Naffis-Sahely is a poet, and a translator of poetry and fiction from French and Italian, born in Venice and raised in Abu Dhabi.
His translations include The Bottom of the Jar by Abdellatif Laâbi (Archipelago Books, 2013), The Barbary Figs by Rashid Boudjedra (Arabia Books, 2013), The Last Days of Stefan Zweig by Laurent Seksik (Pushkin Press, 2013) and Money by Émile Zola (Penguin Classics, 2014). Recent translations include The Physiology of the Employee by Honoré de Balzac (Wakefield Press, 2014), The Selected Poems of Abdellatif Laâbi (Carcanet, 2015) and Confines of the Shadow by Alessandro Spina (Darf Publishers, 2015).
He reviews fiction and poetry for The Times Literary Supplement, The Independent and Banipal. The latest publication of some of his poetry is in New Poetries VI (Carcanet, 2015).
Banipal No 50 Prison Writing (2014)
Banipal No 43 Celebrating Denys Johnson-Davies (2012)
Banipal No 44 12 Women Writers (2012)
Banipal No 48 Narrating Marrakech (2013)
Banipal No 54 ECHOES (Autumn/Winter 2015)
Banipal No 40 Libyan Fiction (2011)
Banipal No 41 Celebrating Adonis (2011)
IPAF Short list Announced[read more]
Complete Digital Archive of Banipal is launched[read more]
Ali Bader selected as First Banipal Visiting Writer Fellow[read more]
Saif Ghobash Banipal Prizewinner Jonathan Wright and his author Saud Alsanousi celebrate in Manchester on 23 February[read more]
International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2017 – Longlist announced[read more]
Syrian writer Khaled Khalifa writes on being Syrian today – "the issue in Syria is not one of refugees but of a whole population that is being turned into either corpses or forced to flee while the world stands silently by"[read more]
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