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Maia Tabet was born in 1956, and raised in
She has translated works by Elias Khoury, Iman Humaydan, Abbas Beydoun, Najwa Barakat and Alawiyya Subh (Lebanon), Khaled Khalifa (Syria), Ahmed Fagih (Libya), Habib Selmi (Tunisia), Lua’ay Hamza Abbas (Iraq) and Ali Muqri (Yemen). She is co-translator of Saudi writer Abdo Khal’s Throwing Sparks, winner of the 2010 IPAF. Her work has appeared in Banipal, Fikrun wa Fann, Portal 9 and the Journal of Palestine Studies.
Her translation of White Masks by Elias Khoury was commended by the judges of the 2011 Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. For more information about the judges' citation, click here.
She is one of the featured voices in Banipal 56 – Generation '56.