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studied Arabic and Persian at Manchester University and taught Arabic in Cairo and at Salford University, UK.
He has translated novels by Miral el-Tahawy (The Tent and Blue Aubergine), and Youssef al-Mohaimeed (Traps of Scent, excerpted first in Banipal, and later published in full by AUC Press, with a Penguin USA edition entitled Wolves of the Crescent Moon). Also Sonallah Ibrahim’s Zaat and Naguib Mahfouz’s early novel Rhapodis of Nubia, plus a collection of Nubian short stories, Vintage Nights of Musk [Layali Al Misk Al Ateeqa] by Haggag Hassan Addoul, as well as a number of Palestinian short stories published in a collection edited by Nur and Abdel Wahhab El Messiri. All were first published by AUC Press.
He recently translated the novel Munira's Bottle, also by Youssef al-Mohaimeed, published by Arabia Books.
He has translated extensively for Banipal magazine over the years, latterly an excerpt from the novel Taste Black . . . Smell Black by Yemeni author Ali al-Muqri.