Words Without Borders Anthology
This is great. The new Words Without Borders anthology is out, and it’s called The World Through The Eyes of Writers. It includes contributions by Ma Jian, Adania Shibli, Gamal Al-Ghitani, and introductions by Jonathan Safran Foer, Anton Shammas, and Naguib Mahfouz, among many, many others. I was delighted to see my friend Randa Jarrar had done some translation work for them, with a piece by Iraqi writer Jabbar Yassin Hussein. Check it out.