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  • Sons of the People longlisted for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award

    January 30, 2023

    Reem Bassiouney’s novel Sons of the People is among the 70 books nominated by 84 libraries in 31 countries for the 2023 Dublin Literary Award. Now in its 28th year, the award, which is sponsored by Dublin City Council, is the world’s most valuable annual prize for a single work of fiction published in English, ...

  • Adirondack Council’s 5 Books to Read this Winter

    January 24, 2023

    The Adirondack Council recommends 5 books to read this winter including Beaver River Country by Edward Pitts and Rural Indigenousness: A History of Iroquoian and Algonquian Peoples of the Adirondacks by Melissa Otis. See the full the list of recommendations here.

  • Hot Maroc shortlisted for the 2022 Banipal Prize

    December 12, 2022

    SU Press is delighted to announce that Hot Maroc by Yassin Adnan and translated from the Arabic by Alexander Elinson is among the three shortlisted works for the 2022 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. The Banipal judges praised Adnan’s novel and Elinson’s translation. “Yassin Adnan’s amusing satire is an ambitious and wide-ranging novel. ...

  • Finding Judge Crater featured on Vanished podcast

    November 22, 2022

    Stephen Riegel’s recent book Finding Judge Crater: A Life and Phenomenal Disappearance in Jazz Age New York was the subject of the latest episode of the “Vanished” podcast.

  • The Best of Hard Times reviewed in Arab Studies Quarterly

    November 22, 2022

    Gustavo Barbosa’s new book The Best of Hard Times: Palestinian Refugee Masculinities in Lebanon was reviewed in Arab Studies Quarterly.

  • Asymptote’s Translation Tuesday features Waiting for the Past

    October 25, 2022

    Read an excerpt of Hadiya Hussein’s novel Waiting for the Past, translated by Barbara Romanine, on Asymptote’s Translation Tuesday feature.

  • Brian O’Hare profiled on Shoutout LA

    September 16, 2022

    Brian O’Hare, winner of the 2021 Veterans Writing Award and author of the Surrender: Stories is featured in Shoutout LA.

  • Mateo Farzaneh receives Honorable Mention for the Latifeh Yarshater Award of the Persian Heritage Foundation

    September 16, 2022

    Mateo Farzaneh’s recent book Iranian Women and Gender in the Iran-Iraq War received Honorable Mention for the Latifeh Yarshater Award of the Persian Heritage Foundation.

  •  Jew­ish Book Coun­cil praises Café Shi­ra

    August 31, 2022

    “A one-of-a-kind book about a one-of-a-kind busi­ness in a one-of-a-kind city, Café Shi­ra presents a nuanced, humor­ous, and fas­ci­nat­ing pic­ture of human­i­ty set in a renowned café in the heart of Jerusalem. . . . Café Shi­ra is a point­ed and unusu­al look at the ways peo­ple live their lives. What shows on the sur­face can be a hint to, or a com­plete mis­di­rec­tion of, ...

  • Natana Delong-Bas interviewed on NBC

    July 20, 2022

    Natana Delong-Bas, editor of Islam, Revival, and Reform: Redefining Tradition for the Twenty-first Century discusses President Biden’s Middle East trip with Sue O’Connell on NBCLX.

 
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06 Feb
02/06/2023    
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Arab and Muslim American Studies Department at the University of Michigan will host the editors and UM contributors to Sajjilu Arab American: A Reader [...]
07 Feb
02/07/2023    
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The University of Alberta's Middle East and Islamic Studies Department will host a book launch and discussion for Mojtaba Mahdavi's new book The Myth of [...]
10 Feb
02/10/2023    
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Please join us for an "Author Meets Critic" book talk with Timur Hammond, Alize Arican, and Sultan Doughan. They will be in conversation with Eray [...]
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