All right, back to my real job for a minute: The longlist for the “Best Translated Book Award” is out, and one translation from the Arabic has made the 25-title cut. It’s Adania Shibli’s Touch, rendered into lovely English prose by Paula Haydar.
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There are several great works of literature that address the massacre (publication dates are for English-language translations):
I have begun to despair of my review of Adania Shibli’s lovely Touch ever seeing daylight. (Yes, yes, it will…next issue….) And, as one is not supposed to write about a book before one’s review has seen daylight, I can’t say much about it here.