M. Lynx Qualey

M. Lynx Qualey is the founder of ArabLit.org, 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.

What To Do With a Book That Defies Categorization: An Author Interview

Where to Start with Serbian Lit (Hint: Not Just With Male Authors)

6 Books: Where to Start with Algerian Literature

Read the Writers Shortlisted for 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction

The shortlist for the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction was just revealed. Four of the six shortlisted authors can already be read in English.

The Tomb Raiders, Martial Arts, and Dragon-Horses of Chinese Fantasy

Explore Chinese mythology, lore, legend, and literature as one reader discusses the history of Chinese fantasy literature.

Best of “Hi, I’m a Writer in a Movie”

In Translation: 5 Exciting Arabic Short Story Collections for 2019

At least 5 fresh Arabic short-story collections are coming to English translation in 2019, centering on Palestine, Egypt, and Sudan.

Audiobook Reading Resolutions for Kids and Their Parents

Reading resolutions: They're not just for grownups. And audiobook reading resolutions can be a great way to diversify caregiver-child book time.

5 Ways To Join #ReadingAfrica Week, Dec 2-8

Mahfouz’s Lost Story Collection and 4 More Posthumous Gems

An Egyptian journalist was researching a new book about Naguib Mahfouz when he made a discovery: fifty handwritten stories and a note to "publish in 1994."

5 Books from London’s Sudan / South Sudan Literature Week

For the first 10 days of November, the P21 Gallery in London staged a "Sudan / South Sudan Literature Week." Five books inspired by the events.

Launching the Arabic Translation of THE HANDMAID’S TALE

The Arabic translation of Margaret Atwood's THE HANDMAID'S TALE, tr. Ahmed al-Ali, was launched at this year's Sharjah International Book Fair.

50 Must-Read Books From Egypt

From a 14th-century Egyptian cookbook to a sci-fi graphic novel set far in the future, check out this list of 50 must-read books from Egypt.

What We Learned from 2018’s WorldKidLit Month

Ruqaya Izzidien on Making a Fun, Film-Like Book Trailer 

Ruqaya Izzidien’s debut novel, The Watermelon Boys, was released at the end of August. At the same time, she launched her fun, short-film book trailer.