Raphael Cohen has a BA in Oriental Studies from Oxford University and an MA in Semitics from the University of Chicago.

His translations of novels from Arabic to English include Status Emo by Eslam Mosbah (AUC Press, 2013), Butterfly Wings: an Egyptian Novel by Mohamed Salmawy (AUC Press, 2014) and Ahlem Mosteghanemi's trilogy The Art of Forgetting (Bloomsbury, 2011) and The Bridges of Constantine (Bloomsbury, 2014), the latter being reviewed by Peter Clark in Banipal 51, and Chaos of the Senses (2014). He is a contributing editor of Banipal.


Contributor's Issues

Banipal 63 - The 100 Best Arabic Novels

Banipal 57 - Syria in the Heart (Autumn/Winter 2016)

Banipal 61 - A Journey in Iraqi Fiction

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

Banipal 52 - New Fiction (2015)

Banipal 59 - The Longlist (Summer 2017)

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

Banipal 56 - Generation '56 (Summer 2016)

Banipal 62 - A Literary Journey through Arab Cinema

Banipal 58 - Arab Literary Awards (Spring 2017)

Banipal 46 - 80 New Poems (2013)

Banipal 42 - New Writing from the Emirates (2011)

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