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Samuel Shimon at University of Texas at Austin

Samuel Shimon poster for Lecture 28 February

Iraqi author and editor Samuel Shimon is visiting the University of Texas at Austin to give a lecture and reading

New Arabic Literature
Public Lecture and Reading
by Samuel Shimon

3.00pm Monday 28 February
Texas Union, Eastwood Room
University of Texas at Austin

The lecture will be followed by a reading in Arabic from Samuel Shimon's novel An Iraqi in Paris

Samuel Shimon is the founder-editor of both Banipal magazine and the Arabic literary and cultural website www.kikah.com. He is the author of An Iraqi in Paris and editor of the anthology of writing by the 39 authors of the Beirut39 Hay festival project, Beirut39:New Writing from the Arab World. His talk will discuss the trends of new Arabic literature, markets, authors and publishers, translations and festivals.

For more information contact tarek.elariss@austin.utexas.edu

Sponsored by
the Center for Middle Eastern Studies,
the Department of Middle Eastern Studies,
the Arabic Flagship Program,
the Department of English,
and the Department of Comparative Literature

Published Date - 28/02/2011