- 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.
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- 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
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.”
- 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.
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- 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.