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Marcia Lynx Qualey
Marcia is a writer and reader who runs a popular blog on Arab Literature, a subject that she also covers for Your Middle East in her biweekly column.
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Following #readwomen2014? Here's a list of 12 Arab writers - one for each month.
I feel rather lukewarm about this “Year of Reading Women,” despite an earnest belief that women’s books are (generally speaking) not taken as seriously as...
This guy is trying to change the publishing business in the Arab World. Read about how he’s going to do it.
Your Middle East's literary columnist Marcia Lynx Qualey has spoken to Ashraf Maklad, founder of Kotobi.com – a major new Arabic ebookstore that recently launched...
Blogger @arablit presents 17 books we should all read 2014
Our columnist Marcia Lynx Qualey, aka "Arablit", brings us the titles set to arrive in English translations in the year ahead. Don't miss out.
Reading for pleasure: 5 great summer books
Your Middle East's literary columnist, widely known for her blog Arablit, has selected five Arab novels you need to bring for the beach this summer.
Wrapping up the Iron Man of literary festivals
Our columnist Marcia Lynx Qualey, also known as blogger Arablit, looks back at what might be the most challenging festival in the world of literature.
Time for PalFest: Experiments in translation and laughter in Gaza
Our columnist Marcia Lynx Qualey takes a look at Palestine Festival of Literature, which is currently going on in six cities at once.
Ten favorite Arabic novels…ever
Our literary columnist Marcia Lynx Qualey has compiled a very personal list of her all time Arabic novels; ten books that have shaken and stayed with her.
How a poet writes about Iraq “disintegrating before his eyes”
Late last year, Graywolf Press brought out a slim new collection of work by Saadi Youssef, co-translated by Sinan Antoon and Peter Money. Nostalgia, My Enemy collects...
The One who didn’t get the Nobel
Yusuf Idris, Egypt’s great playwright and genius of the short story, was himself a complex character. Much has been written about his moods and politics. In...
Summer reading – 3 new Arabic novels
Summer is typically the time for lighter, more accessible novels. There are a number of wonderful Arabic books out in English translation this year, but these three...
Will Egyptian satirist Belal Fadl be funny in English?
The United States has perhaps the most lucrative humor-production industry worldwide, “translateable” by virtue of the nation’s economic and military...
The capital of Arab comics: Algiers, Beirut, Cairo or Dubai?
Egyptian graphic novelist and children’s-book illustrator Achraf Abd Elazim is enthusiastic about the Arab comics scene. There are three current hubs of comic...
10 reasons to visit Erbil
The new Iraq
Always wanted to visit Iraq, but were too afraid to go because of the security issue? Erbil, in the semi-autonomous...
Saudi campaign + Bob Marley = "No woman, no drive"
The #women2drive campaign for women's right to join the busy Saudi roads has taken a rather unusual turn....
Groovy Tunisian cover of Daft Punk's hit "Get Lucky"
The major hit "Get Lucky" has received a new audience in Tunisia. Take a listen!
Five inspiring Arab fashion designers
These designers have one thing in common – they all challenge conventional ideas about fashion...
Saudi opens luxury rehab centre for Al-Qaeda militants
Saudi Arabia is hoping to wean jailed Al-Qaeda militants off religious extremism with counselling,...
Atiaf Zaid Alwazir: The flawed media narrative on Yemen
“Reading mainstream media, one imagines that AQAP has taken over the entire country and that most Yemenis...
During her visit to Iran, EU's Ashton says there's no guarantee on a nuclear deal
Syria opposition "not yet ready for Arab League seat"
Saudi jails Islamist for 8 years for Twitter protest call
What's fueling the Syrian conflict
The new Cold War and the Middle East
Syria or Katy Perry? Here's focusing on the wrong issues...
Famous Syrian filmmaker Mohammad Malas released
"Is this the Oscars?" asked Netanyahu
Iraq commemorates 1920 revolt against Britain in new museum
This is what the first Tunisian-made airplane looks like
Palestinian juice anyone?
Iraq oil exports hit 25-year high in February
Egypt's revolutionaries seek new ways to shift from Twitter to ballot box
The big picture you need to understand what's happening in Lebanon
With Obama as their hero, African Iraqis aim for political power
A visit to the most Arab of Turkish cities
10 reasons to visit Erbil
Indiana Jones left - it's the right time to visit Egypt