LITERATURE

Mustafa Abu Sneineh, five poems in Critical Muslim, 2018.

Mustafa Abu Sneineh, selected poems in A Blade of Grass: New Palestinian Poetry, Smokestack Books, 2017.

Mortada Gzar, ‘Don’t Put Your Elephant In Your Luggage', Newfound, 2017.

Raja Alem, The Dove’s Necklace, Duckworth / Overlook, 2016. Co-translation with Adam Talib. Read a sample.

WINNER OF THE SHEIKH HAMAD AWARD FOR TRANSLATION AND INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING
SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAIF GHOBASH BANIPAL PRIZE FOR ARABIC LITERARY TRANSLATION

'...expertly and vividly translated by Katharine Halls and Adam Talib'
Judging Panel of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize

...a polished translation by Katharine Halls and Adam Talib ... This is not a book driven by character as such, but by flights of fancy that just revel in the act of creation and imagination.’
Jonathan Wright, The World Today

‘Ms. Alem tinges each page with the musky, byzantine ambience of Mecca and the Lane, an atmosphere faithfully rendered in Katharine Halls and Adam Talib’s nuanced translation.’
Lori Feathers, Words Without Borders

...masterly crafted and perfectly paced. Reading The Dove’s Necklace is an intense, near-spiritual experience that changes your perspective of time, space, and memory.
Rachel León, Chicago Review of Books

Mortada Gzar, ‘The Day by Day Mosque’, in Iraq +100, Comma Press, 2016.

‘...a magical little construct ...“The Day by Day Mosque” resists both explanation and interpretation, not sullenly, but like something too light to catch.’
Mazin Saleem, Strange Horizons

Fatma al-Mazrouei, ‘A Bouquet’ and Mahmoud al-Rahabi, ‘The Passing Carts’, The Common, 2016.

Mona Abu Sharekh, ‘When I Cut Off Gaza’s Head’, in The Book of Gaza, Comma Press, 2014.

Adania Shibli, ‘The Fence’, in Keep Your Eye on the Wall, Saqi Books 2013 (and travelling exhibition, Masasam).

‘...a powerful disquieting short story...’
Suzanna Tarbush, The Tanjara

Marwan Abado, Raushana, Ôbaxé-Music, 2012 (song lyrics & liner notes).

Fatena al-Ghorra, ‘Time Means Nothing’, ArteEast Quarterly: Shahadat, 2012.