Robin Moger is a translator of contemporary Arabic fiction, currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.
He graduated with a degree in Egyptology and Arabic from Oxford University in 2001 before travelling to Cairo to work as a journalist for the Cairo Times magazine. Following its closure he became a full-time professional translator.
He is the translator of A Dog With No Tail by Hamdi Abu Golayyel (AUC Press, 2009), winner of the 2008 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, and Vertigo by Ahmed Mourad (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2011), and is one of the translators of the anthology Beirut39: New Writing from the Arab World (2010).
His most recent translations include All the Battles by Maan Abu Talib (Hoopoe Fiction, 2017), The Book of Safety by Yasser Abdel Hafez and Otared by Mohammad Rabie (Hoopoe Fiction, 2016, both entered for the 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize), Yousef al-Mohaimeed’s Where Pigeons Don’t Fly (Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing, 2015), Youssef Rakha's The Crocodiles (Seven Stories Press, 2014) and Yousef al-Mohaimeed's Where Pigeons Don't Fly (BQFP, July 2015), both reviewed in Banipal 52, Egyptian author Nael Eltoukhy's novel Women of Karantina (AUC Press, 2014), and Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus (I B Tauris, 2013).
His translation of The Book of Safety by Egyptian author and journalist Yasser Abdel Hafez (Hoopoe Fiction) was shortlisted for the 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize. For all details click here.
Banipal No 52 New Fiction (2015)
Banipal No 53 The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer (2015)
Banipal No 48 Narrating Marrakech (2013)
Banipal No 56 Generation '56 (Summer 2016)
Banipal No 46 80 New Poems (2013)
Banipal No 40 Libyan Fiction (2011)
Banipal No 41 Celebrating Adonis (2011)
Banipal No 42 New Writing from the Emirates (2011)
Sheikh Zayed Book Award announces the 2018 Shortlists[read more]
Shortlist Announced for IPAF 2018
On 3 March: Three award-winning translators to discuss "Translating Arabic Fiction Today"[read more]
Longlist for 2018 IPAF announced[read more]
Robin Moger is winner of 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize[read more]
First Shortlist announced for the 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation[read more]
[read all news stories]