Welcome to a World of Literature

Everything you need to know about the world's great writers and emerging voices is being collected and shared on the English PEN Online World Atlas. Head over to the Atlas to create (or edit) a profile for your favourite author or book, leave a comment or contact another user, and discover your next great read. We believe that great writing has the power to change your life and change the world, one book at a time.

The Atlas is proud to be partnering with the Hay Festival's Beirut39 contest, celebrating Beirut's year as UNESCO World Book Capital, to find the hottest authors under 40 of Arabic origin. Nominations are open until August 24th, 2009.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Syracuse University Press Named Publisher of the Year

Syracuse, who publish the Middle East Literature in Translation series and the Arab American literature series, have been named Publisher of the Year by the Bloomsbury Review, according to Three Percent, who quotes Bloomsbury Review's Jeff Biggers: A
t a time with bookstores are overwhelmed by superficial cut-and-paste portraits of the Middle East that provide little insight into the cultures and experiences in the war-torn region, Syracuse University Press serves as a beacon of light for the publishing industry. These books deserve the widest distribution and attention possible in our country.

Congratulations to an excellent press, who have long been translating both fiction and non-fiction from Arabic-speaking countries, including titles such as Fugitive Light (Mohamed Berrada), My Thousand and One Nights: A Novel of Mecca (Raja Alem), The Journals of Sarab Affan (Jabra Ibrahim Jabra), Blood Test (Abbas Beydoun), Granada: A Novel (Radwa Ashour), Disciples of Passion Huda Barakat), The Author and His Doubles: Essays on Classical Arabic Culture ((Abdelfattah Kilito), and the classic Adonis collection A Time Between Ashes and Roses.

No comments:

Add to Technorati Favorites MetaxuCafe