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The New Yorker contributor Nicolas Niarchos hooked up with Hoopoe author Youssef Fadel last summer in his hometown of Casablanca. “I met with Fadel, who is in his late sixties, and his wife, Safia, a teacher… He wore a white …

The post “Youssef Fadel illuminates Morocco’s past and present”—The New Yorker appeared first on Hoopoe.

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Mohammad Rabie (left) and Ahmed Saadawi at the Emirates festival in Dubai

Last week Mohammad Rabie, author of Otared, the grisly IPAF-shortlisted dystopian novel, translated and published by Hoopoe (2016), participated in two discussions and a master class at …

The post How Mohammad Rabie fits horror into his novel appeared first on Hoopoe.

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In this article from The National, Marcia Lynx Qualey explores how translators such as Elisabeth Jaquette have played a critical role in shaping what Arabic literature is read in ­English and why it is important to boost women’s voices …

The post Determined to spread the word about Arab storytelling appeared first on Hoopoe.

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What is the definition of a dystopia?

An attempted utopia that has gone wrong?

It is time to stop using labels such as “dystopia” to describe certain Arabic novels that tell about the demise of the Arab Spring, suggests …

The post Rethinking framing devices for “dystopic futurist novels” appeared first on Hoopoe.

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The Palestinian author Huzama Habayeb was awarded the 2017 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature last December in Cairo, for her powerful work Velvet, described by the judges as “a new kind of Palestinian novel.”

The timely book focuses on …

The post Palestinian novelist Huzama Habayeb talks about “Velvet,” the Mahfouz medal, and Jerusalem appeared first on Hoopoe.

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The 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation is awarded to Robin Moger for his translation of the novel The Book of Safety by Yasser Abdel Hafez, published last year by Hoopoe, an imprint of AUC Press. …

The post Hoopoe translator Robin Moger wins 2017 Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation appeared first on Hoopoe.

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Early this month ArabLit and The Arabist launched the new podcast, BULAQ, co-hosted by Ursula Lindsey (The Arabist) and Marcia Lynx Qualey (ArabLit), and produced by The Arabist‘s Issandr El Amrani.

Marcia Lynx Qualey

In …

The post BULAQ, the new podcast about Arabic fiction in translation (and more!) appeared first on Hoopoe.

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Maan Abu Taleb, author of the recently published Hoopoe novel, All the Battles, will be speaking at The Mosaic Rooms in London on November 8 at 7:00pm.

All the Battles, translated by Robin Moger, who is also attending …

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Mohammad Rabie’s acclaimed dystopian novel Otared, translated by Robin Moger, appeared recently on Bookriot‘s “100 Must Read Books About Revolutions, Rebellions, and Uprisings.”

In the selection of these books, journalist Cassandra Neace points to the fact that …

The post ‘Otared’ on 100 Must Read Books About Revolutions appeared first on Hoopoe.

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Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in The Kitchens of This City, translated by Leri Price, and published by Hoopoe, an AUC Press fiction imprint, features on the shortlist of the 2017 National Translation Awards (NTA), in the prose category.

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