Raphael Cohen has a BA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and an MA in Semitics from the University of Chicago.
His translations of novels from Arabic to English include Status Emo by Eslam Mosbah (AUC Press, 2013), Butterfly Wings: an Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy (AUC Press, 2014) and Ahlem Mosteghanemi's trilogy The Art of Forgetting (Bloomsbury, 2011) and The Bridges of Constantine (Bloomsbury, 2014), the latter being reviewed by Peter Clark in Banipal 51, and Chaos of the Senses (2014). He is a contributing editor of Banipal.
Banipal No 57 Syria in the Heart
Banipal No 52 New Fiction (2015)
Banipal No 53 The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer (2015)
Banipal No 56 Generation '56 (Summer 2016)
Banipal No 46 80 New Poems (2013)
Banipal No 42 New Writing from the Emirates (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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