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  • Interview with translator Alessandro Columbu

    January 24, 2024

    The organizing committee of the 2023 Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding recently interviewed Alessandro Columbu. Mireia Costa Capallera and him received third place for their translation of Sour Grapes. Watch the interview

  • Jewish Book Council reviews The Tears and Prayers of Fools

    January 18, 2024

    “Kanovich mag­i­cal­ly restores the world of his Lithuan­ian child­hood. His pro­found­ly Jew­ish lit­er­ary imag­i­na­tion alle­vi­ates the pains of real-world his­to­ry. Rather than chant­i­ng a solemn Kad­dish for the depart­ed, The Tears and Prayers of Fools estab­lish­es a site of Jew­ish mem­o­ry, cre­at­ing a sacred space in which fools can still dream of rean­i­mat­ing their dead.”—Jewish Book Council  Read the complete review

  • Parrhesia Collective hosts webinar with Talin Suciyan

    January 18, 2024

    Parrhesia Collective invited all its followers to a webinar with Talin Suciyan on her recently published book, Outcasting Armenians: Tanzimat of the Provinces. “A fascinating and important work that makes a valuable contribution to both Ottoman historiography and Armenian Studies. It offers a fresh analysis of the Ottoman provinces, the ‘reform’ era, and the multiethnic ...

  • Yilmaz on New Books Network

    January 5, 2024

    Ilkay Yilmaz author of  Ottoman Passports: Security and Geographic Mobility, 1876-1908  discussed her book on New Books Network. She explores how mobility restrictions and the use of passports became critical to targeting groups including Armenians, Bulgarians, seasonal and foreign workers, and revolutionaries. Ottoman Passports offers a timely look at the origins of contemporary immigration debates and ...

  • Sour Grapes receives translation award

    December 18, 2023

    Congratulations to Alessandro Columbu and Mireia Costa Capallera, translators of Sour Grapes. They are the third place winners of the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation. Read more

  • Pahwa interviewed on the POMEPS podcast

    December 12, 2023

     Sumita Pahwa discusses her new book, Politics as Worship: Righteous Activism and the Egyptian Muslim Brothers. She explores the question of why leading Islamist movements like the Egyptian Muslim Brothers embrace electoral politics while insisting that their main goal is “working for God,” and how they reconcile political with spiritual goals. Listen now

  • For your holiday consideration, The New York Times selects The Tears and Prayers of Fools

    December 4, 2023

    The New York Times selects The Tears and Prayers of Fools: A Novel by Grigory Kanovich for its historical fiction list. “A thoughtful commentary on a lost world that has striking relevance for ours.” Read more

  • Ibrahim al-Koni named Cultural Personality of the Year at SIBF 2023

    November 16, 2023

    Ibrahim al-Koni, the highly acclaimed Libyan novelist and finalist for the Man Booker International Prize, was named the Cultural Personality of the Year for the 42nd edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair 2023. This acknowledgment emphasizes al-Koni’s exceptional contributions to the world of literature, which have enriched readers’ understanding of culture and heritage. Al-Koni ...

  • Svenson featured in Adirondack Life magazine

    November 10, 2023

    Adirondack Life magazine selects Adirondack Photographers, 1850-1950 by Sally E. Svenson for its Regional Reads 2023 list. View the complete list

  • Sarah Lightman discusses Jewish Women in Comics on Jewish Women’s Archive

    November 10, 2023

    Q & A with Sarah Lightman, coeditor of Jewish Women in Comics: Bodies and Borders on the Jewish Women’s Archive blog.

 
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