Arabic Translation: Finding New Audiences

Arabic Translation: Finding New Audiences

10 Mar 2020, 16:00 - 17:00

Literary Translation Centre

How do we discover, create, and speak to new audiences with literatures they didn't know they'd love? This panel will discuss the two-way street of discovering, translating, editing, publishing, and marketing books from Arabic to English and English to Arabic and the unique challenges faced by translators and editors around editorial approaches and linguistic variation across the Arab World. We'll address how different people in the biblio-ecosystem can work together to build audiences' enjoyment of works they didn't know they would adore.


  • Marcia Lynx Qualey


    Writer and Editor


    Marcia Lynx Qualey is a writer (TLS, Guardian, others) and founding editor of the 'ArabLit' website (, which won a 2017 London Book...

  • Ahmed Al Ali


    Poet, Editor, Translator

    Ahmed Al Ali is a Saudi poet, editor and translator. He earned his MS degree in Publishing from Pace University in NYC, and was a trainee at Knopf...

  • Nariman Youssef


    Translator, Journalist

    Nariman Youssef is a Cairo-born, London-based translator who holds a master’s degree in Translation Studies from the University of Edinburgh and...

  • Ra Page



    Comma Press

    Ra Page is the founder and CEO of Comma Press, a UK-based publishing house specializing in short fiction. He was the first editor to publish the...


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