Yacoubian Building Goes to Harper

According to Publisher’s Marketplace, paperback rights to Alaa Al-Aswany’s The Yacoubian Building (a huge bestseller in the Arab world, and currently being made into the biggest budget Arabic-language feature film) have gone to Courtney Hodell at Harper. I received the hardback edition in the mail just yesterday (thanks to the American University in Cairo Press) and will report back once I get to it, hopefully in a week or so.