Karen McNeil is an Arabic-to-English translator. She has translated the 2016 IPAF winner The Italian by Shukri Mabkhout (with Miled Faiza), as well as poems and short stories for Banipal and World Literature Today. She was a revising editor of the Oxford Arabic Dictionary (2014) and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Arabic linguistics at Georgetown University, with a focus on the sociolinguistics of Tunisia.

Contributor's Issues

Banipal 60 - Alaa al-Deeb, A Writer Apart (Autumn/Winter 2017)

Banipal 73 - Fiction Past and Present (Spring 2022)

Banipal 70 - Mahmoud Shukair, Writing Jerusalem (Spring 2021)

Banipal 62 - A Literary Journey through Arab Cinema (2018)

Banipal 49 - A Cornucopia of Short Stories (2014)

Banipal 39 - Modern Tunisian Literature (2010)