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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, February 3, 2009

Get Involved in PEN's Poems from Palestine

The Poetry Translation Centre will be translating poems from Faten al-Gharra and Khaled Abedallah over the next few weeks. If you're a translator based in London and would like to get involved, head over to their site for workshop details. You can also read online an exciting selection of workshopped translations from Arabic poets.

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