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  • Peter Lourie on North Country Public Radio

    April 8, 2024

    Peter Lourie talks canoeing down the entirety of the Hudson river and his book River of Mountains with Mitch Teich on North Country Public Radio.

  • Laura Menin discusses Quest for Love in Central Morocco on New Books Network

    April 1, 2024

    Laura Menin discusses her new book Quest for Love in Central Morocco on the New Books Network Sociology podcast.

  • Celebrating Ramadan

    March 6, 2024

    Return To Dar al-BashaA NovelHassan NasrTranslated from the Arabic by William Maynard Hutchins An evocation and tribute to the historic city of Tunis, the novel meditates about the position of the past in a rapidly modernizing society. All Faces but MineThe Poetry of Samih Al-QasimSamih Al-QasimTranslated from the Arabic by Abdulwahid Lu’lu’a “The lucidly translated poems of Samih ...

  • 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

 
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15 Feb
The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University will host a book talk for Talin Suciyan and her new book Outcasting Armenians: Tanzimat of [...]
21 Feb
Talin Suciyan will discuss her new book Outcasting Armenians: Tanzimat of the Provinces at The Center for Middle Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley.
27 Feb
02/27/2024    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Talin Suciyan will discuss her new book Outcasting Armenians: Tanzimat of the Provinces. The event is hosted by the Armenian Studies Program at Fresno State.
29 Feb
02/29/2024    
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Department of Political Science at Providence College will host a book launch for Gizem Zencirci's new book The Muslim Social: Neoliberalism, Charity, and Poverty [...]
02 Mar
03/02/2024    
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Laurence Hauptman, author of Conspiracy of Interests: Iroquois Dispossession and the Rise of New York State, will be a featured speaker at the 2024 Canal Society [...]
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Upcoming Events
  • Steven Huff at the Downtown Writer’s Center
    04/19/2024
  • Dewaine Farria at the Unbound Book Festival
    04/20/2024
  • Lisa Taylor at the Raymond Carver Festival
    04/25/2024
  • Anjili Babbar at Malice Domestic
    04/26/2024 - 04/28/2024
  • Matthew Spangler at the Hinterland Festival of Literature and Arts
    06/27/2024 - 06/30/2024