Co-translation (with Katharine Halls) Published by Overlook Press (US) and Duckworth (UK) in 2016.

Co-translation (with Katharine Halls)

Published by Overlook Press (US) and Duckworth (UK) in 2016.

 

 

"Alem, the first woman to win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, blends surrealism and mystery in this challenging novel, which opens with the Lane of Many Heads taking on narrative duty (“I am that narrow alley in Mecca, off the highway where pilgrims make their ablutions and don their white robes”)."

-- Publisher's Weekly

 

"While the novel’s setting is contemporary, Ms. Alem tinges each page with the musky, byzantine ambience of Mecca and the Lane, an atmosphere faithfully rendered in Katharine Halls and Adam Talib’s nuanced translation."

-- Words Without Borders

 
Sarmada by Fadi Azzam Published by Swallow Editions (UK) and Interlink (US) in 2011

Sarmada by Fadi Azzam

Published by Swallow Editions (UK) and Interlink (US) in 2011

 
The Hashish Waiter by Khairy Shalaby Published by The American University in Cairo Press in 2011

The Hashish Waiter by Khairy Shalaby

Published by The American University in Cairo Press in 2011

 
 

Shorter translations have appeared in The CommonA Public SpaceSpolia, Samia Mehrez (ed.), Literary Atlas of Cairo Literary Life of Cairo, Edinburgh World Writers' Conference, The Book of Gaza and The Book of Khartoum (Comma Press), and 1001 Street Chairs of Cairo.