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M. Lynx Qualey

M. Lynx Qualey is the founder of, a website that brings together translators, authors, publishers, critics, academics, and readers around discussions of Arabic literature in translation. She works as a book critic, reader, editor, and ghostwriter. You can follow her at @arablit.

Why All This Love for Saddam Hussein’s New Novella?

A critique of the buzz surrounding Saddam Hussein's novella, and suggestions for other Iraqi novels to read.