Bringing a New Audience to Arabic Literature
Date: September 8, 2022, 17:00 - 18:00
In collaboration with American Literary Translators Association (ALTA), the Sheikh Zayed Book Award held a virtual panel discussion titled “Bringing a New Audience to Arabic Literature", hosting Michael Cooperson, SZBA 2021 Translation winner & Sawad Hussein, the 2022 translator in residence at the British Centre for Literary Translation. The discussion was moderated by Chip Rossetti, Editorial Director, Library of Arabic Literature.
The translators discussed the process by which they were able to write and publish their books, gain attention from the audience, and how other translators may take advantage of these opportunities to expand Arabic stories and culture to new English-speaking audiences.