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Today we learned the shocked news that Humphrey Davies, our dear friend and one of the greatest translators of Arabic literature to English, has died, succumbing to cancer, after a difficult time since September.
We are immensely sad, for his family, and for all those in the world of Arabic literature who knew him and will be equally devastated by his passing.
We will write more but it is too upsetting at the moment. Rest in Peace, dear Humphrey.
If you don't know Humphrey Davies, do check out his biography page on Banipal.