Translating Arabic Fiction Today


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The Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

invites you to celebrate

Translating Arabic Fiction Today


Three Award-winning Translators in conversation in London on 3March 2018

– the winners of the last three years of the prize –

in conversation with Wen-chin Ouyang

5.00pm, Saturday 3 March

Djam Lecture Theatre, SOAS Main Building
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XG


Robin Moger’s winning translation is The Book of Safety by Yasser Abdel Hafez

Jonathan Wright won the 2016 prize for The Bamboo Stalk by Saud Alsanousi

Paul Starkey won the 2015 prize for The Book of the Sultan's Seal: Strange Incidents from History in the City of Mars by Youssef Rakha.

This is a free event but do reserve your place by emailing



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