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  • New book trailer released for Finding Judge Crater

    April 1, 2021

    Stephen Riegel’s Finding Judge Crater: A Life and Phenomenal Disappearance in Jazz Age New York is a fascinating chronicle of the life, times, and notorious disappearance of Judge Joseph F. Crater in Jazz Age Manhattan. “The raucous world of Jazz Age Manhattan rushes forth from the pages of this enjoyable narrative—from Tammany politicos and Broadway gadabouts ...

  • Patricia Higgins interviewed on North Country Public Radio

    April 1, 2021

    Listen to Patricia J. Higgins discuss the art and process of translating Hafez in Love with Mitch Teich on North Country Public Radio’s First Person series. Higgins is a University Distinguished Professor of Anthropology, Emerita at the State University of New York Plattsburgh. Listen to the full interview here.

  • Alexander Elinson Q&A with Book Culture

    March 22, 2021

    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.”

  • Gregory Maxwell Bruce on the Ottoman History Podcast

    March 10, 2021

    Gregory Maxwell Bruce discussed his translation of Shibli Numani’s classic Urdu travelogue on the Ottoman History Podcast. Listen to the interview here.

  • LARB reviews Readings in Syrian Prison Literature

    February 15, 2021

    “Linear narratives assume that an experience has a beginning, middle, and end, but trauma does not obey such rules.” Lydia Wilson reviewed R. Shareah Taleghani’s Readings in Syrian Prison Literature: The Poetics of Human Rights in the Los Angeles Review of Books.

  • Guilt Rules All is nominated for a 2021 Edgars Award

    January 26, 2021

    Mystery Writers of America nominated Guilt Rules All: Irish Mystery, Detective, and Crime Fiction, edited by Elizabeth Mannion and Brian Cliff, for the 2021 Edgars Award in the Best Critical Book category. The Edgar Allan Poe Awards honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced. The winners will be announced ...

  • Jadaliyya Q&A with Peter Gran

    January 11, 2021

    Peter Gran discusses his new book The Persistence of Orientalism: Anglo-American Historians and Modern Egypt for Jadaliyya’s NEWTON Series.

  • Roger Allen receives the 2020 Sheikh Hamad Lifetime Achievement Award

    January 7, 2021

    Roger Allen, translator of several books including The Heart of Lebanon and A Muslim Suicide, received the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding.

  • Arab Americans in Film included in Arab America’s “Best Arab American Books of 2020” list

    January 4, 2021

    Waleed Mahdi’s Arab Americans in Film is included in the list of “eight amazing Arab American books.” View the complete list

  • Revolutions of All Colors is included in Shelf Awareness’ Best of 2020 list

    December 23, 2020

    Dewaine Farria’s debut novel Revolutions of All Colors is included in Shelf Awareness’ annual “Best Fiction of 2020” list.

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