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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.

9 Sudanese Women Writers Breaking New Ground

A list of nine Sudanese women writers whose writing breaks new ground, invents new forms, and is informative, enjoyable, and more.

Literary Prizes Should Not Have Co-Winners

In light of the 2019 Booker Prize tie between two books, here's one reader's thoughts on why literary prizes should not have co-winners


Get more global with your reading, thanks to the Best Asian Short Stories 2019 collection.

What Algorithms Can (and Can’t) Tell Us About Gender and Literature

Talking about a few recent studies that have looked into language, books, and what those findings do and don't say about gender on the page.

Muslim Impossible: Ruqaya Izzidien and Reviews of Bad Books

On Muslim Impossible, a forum for reviewing fictional Muslim and Arab characters in books and media that are unbelievable, poorly-researched or prejudiced.

How (and Why) We’re Celebrating ‘World Kid Lit Month’ in 2019

Since 2016, we've marked "World Kid Lit Month" each September, celebrating translations of children's literature into English.

15 Giveaways and Discounts for Women in Translation Month

We've found nine giveaways and six discounts from publishers, booksellers, and book groups to celebrate Women in Translation Month (#WiTMonth) this August.

Kickstart This: New Lit Fest, Palestine Writes Back

Who Really Wrote the “Aladdin” Story, Anyway?

When Yasmine Seale's new translation of Aladdin was published last November, no author was listed on the cover. So, who wrote the Aladdin story?

Where Can You Find Great YA in Translation? Six Suggestions