The winners of the 2020 Arab American Book Awards, announced in August, showcase variety and diversity in both form and authorship.
First launched in September 2016, World Kid Lit Month is a month to celebrate and promote world literature for children and teens. The month focuses particularly on fiction, poetry, and nonfiction translated to English from other languages. How can you participate? Find out!
The Barjeel Art Foundation has opened a new, no-fee ekphrastic poetry prize for teens and adults. There are six categories.
Most bots are banal. Some bots are malicious. But there are also a few bots that bring a bit of wonder and poetry into your timeline.
The Caine Prize for African Writing is one of the world's major short-story prizes. Meet the five writers shortlisted for this year's prize.
A handful authors are also successful visual artists. These twelve -- six men and six women -- were best-known as writers, but also made surprising art.
Has quarantine led you to new experiments in the kitchen? If yes, there are many fun food experiments that await you in medieval cookbooks!
This list of books for 4th graders aims for the nine- and ten-year-old's sweet spot. Not too old, not too young; not too serious, not too silly.
Lock-downs and shelter-in-place rules have changed the landscape of literary events. In response, these literary translation events have shifted online.
Artists and writers are chronicling their journey with COVID-19 in interesting and thought-provoking ways. Pass the time with these COVID-19 comics.
What to read when you finish watching BAGHDAD CENTRAL (or in preparation for its arrival on Hulu).
A huge response to one of Joumana Medlej's Twitter threads led her to revive a project to make a handbook of traditional inks and paints of the Middle East.
For this reader by profession, so-called guilty pleasure books are books she's not being paid to read. Here's why reading for pleasure is important to her.
The year marks the centenary of Algerian author Mohammed Dib, whose work depicted mid-20th-century Algeria and offered bracing looks at violence and power.
The Nobel Prize for Literature recently opened their archives from 1969. Of the 103 writers from around the world nominated for the prize, four were women.