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Leri Price graduated from the University of Edinburgh with First Class Honours in Arabic. She has translated three novels of the Syrian author Khaled Khalifa. The Arabic original of the first one, In Praise of Hatred, had been shortlisted for the inaugural 2008 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
The Arabic original of the second novel, No Knives in the Kitchens of this City, was awarded the 2013 Naguib Medal for Literature and was shortlisted for the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Leri Price's translation of the novel was shortlisted for the US 2017 National Translation Awards (NTA), in the prose category, and shortlisted for the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. It was also listed in "Best Books of 2016: Fiction in Translation" by the Financial Times.
Her translation of Death is Hard Work (Faber & Faber 2019), won the 2019 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize and was longlisted for the 2019 US National Book Award for Translated Literature.