Layla Almaleh is associate professor of English literature at Kuwait University, director of the Comparative Literature Graduate program, and former chair of the English Department at Kuwait University. She has extensive experience teaching translation courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including courses in literary and audio-visual translation.

She has worked for many years as a simultaneous interpreter for several world organizations, and is co-translator of Narrating Kuwait : A collection of Short Stories in English Translation (2004).  Layla Almaleh was the first scholar to draw attention to Arab Anglophone literature and is editor of Arab Voices in Diaspora: Critical Perspectives on Anglophone Arab Literature (New York & Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2009). Her research and teaching interests include cultural studies, Post-colonial literature, and translation studies. She taught at Damascus University, Syria, the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and was a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, USA.

She is recipient of the prestigious Arab Fund Distinguished Scholar Award (2005).

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Banipal 53 - The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer (2015)