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Hafez in Love wins the Lois Roth Persian Translation Prize

Congratulations to Pouneh Shabani Jadidi and Patricia Higgins on receiving the 2021 Lois Roth Persian Translation prize for their translation of Hafez in Love by Iraj Pezeshkzad. The Lois Roth Persian Translation Prize is awarded by the American Institute of Iranian Studies in recognition of excellence in translating Persian literature into English and is funded by the Lois Roth Endowment.

Heart of Lebanon featured in Arab America

Arab America featured an interview with May Rihani, niece of Ameen Rihani and Director of of the George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland. She discussed the new translation of The Heart of Lebanon and Rihani’s role as a bridge between the East and the West. Read the full interview here. “The book has a timelessness to it that all readers will enjoy.”

Hot Maroc reviewed in Asymptote

Yassin Adnan’s novel Hot Maroc, translated by Alexander Elinson, was included in Asymptote’s roundup of new translations in July 2021. “The satirical novel, deftly translated by Alexander E. Elinson, is unmistakably Moroccan, but deals with universal issues: political corruption, blowhards and know-it-alls, and internet anonymity.” Read the full review

New York Times includes two SU Press translations in Globetrotting feature

Two new novels in translation are included in the New York Time’s Globetrotting feature which offers a preview of forthcoming books in translation. Hafez in Love: A Novel by Iraj Pezeshkshad is translated from the Arabic by Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi and Patricia J. Higgins. Hot Maroc: A Novel by Yassin Adnan is translated by Alexander Elinson.

Alexander Elinson Q&A with Book Culture

Book Culture featured a Q&A with Alexander Elinson, translator of Hot Maroc by Yassin Adnan. “Hot Maroc is very much about Morocco, its linguistic diversity, the messy political scene there, and how young people are defining a new Moroccan identity.”

Crime Reads features Guilt Rules All

Crime Reads recently published an excerpt from Guilt Rules All: Irish Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction, edited by Elizabeth Mannion and Brian Cliff. Read the full essay here.          

Dewaine Farria essay in The War on the Rocks

Dewaine Farria, author of the forthcoming novel Revolutions of all Colors, writes about race, patriotism, and public service in The War on the Rocks, a platform for analysis, commentary, debate and multimedia content on foreign policy and national security issues through a realist lens.      

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