Banipal Tour

London-based literary magazine Banipal is organizing the first-ever tour of Arab authors in the UK, with Lebanese novelist Hoda Barakat, Palestinian poet and memoirist Mourid Barghouti, and Iraqi authors Samuel Shimon and Saadi Youssef taking part. Program details can be found here. The importance of the Banipal initiative is highlighted in this Herald article by Rosemary Goring (scroll down, past the Booker commentary.)