Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize 2023

The Banipal Trust for Arab Literature has announced the six books shortlisted for the Saif Ghobash Banipal 2023 Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. The prize awards $3,800 to a translator who has contributed to the promotion of an Arabic literary work through its translation into English.

The shortlist includes

  • Bruce Fudge for a translation of "The Turban and the Hat" by Egyptian author Sonallah Ibrahim (Seagull Books)
  • Paula Haydar for a translation of 'The King of India' by Lebanese author Jabbour Douaihy (Interlink Books)
  • Paula Haydar and Nadine Sinno for a translation of "Firefly" by Lebanese author Jabbour Douaihy (Seagull Books)
  • Sawad Hussain for a translation of "What Have You Left Behind?" by Yemeni writer Bushra al-Maqtari (Fitzcarraldo Editions)
  • Luke Leafgren for a translation of 'Mister N' by Lebanese writer Najwa Barakat (And Other Stories)
  • M. Lynx Qualey for a translation of "Thunderbird: Book One and Thunderbird: Book Two" by Palestinian Sonia Nimr (University of Texas Press)