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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.

Read Harder 2017: Poetry Collections in Translation (Not Above Love!)

Poetry collections to help you tackle the "poetry in translation about something other than love" task of the Read Harder Challenge!

100 Recommended Books by Arab Women for Your 2017 Reading Resolutions

If your 2017 resolutions include a note to read more Arab women -- translated from Arabic, French, or written in English -- we have 100 to recommend.

Syrian Author Nadine Kaadan on Welcoming Refugees and Diverse Books

Nadine Kaadan is helping plan a weekend of stories and songs for Syrian victims of war. Here, she talks about what else librarians and teachers can do.

10 Bookish Gifts for and from Syria

Ten bookish gifts -- cookbooks, children's literature, fiction, and more -- crafted by Syrian artists or benefiting Syrian refugees.

The Best Palestinian Book Swag, With Watan Founder Jumana Al-Qawasmi

There are plenty of places to get Edgar Allen Poe and Jane Austen book art. But what about Palestinian-lit greats like Mahmoud Darwish and Fadwa Tuqan?

Bangladeshi Comic ‘Ms Shabash’ Fights Whitening Creams, Auntybots

Ms. Shabash, a Bangladeshi superhero, fights CEOs who sell whitening creams and hordes of robo-aunties in a funny, socially aware comic for all.

Books by 4 Radical Writers Who Brought Down a Government

In 1998, Kuwait ushered in an era of censorship after controversy over four writers. Things now may be changing for the better: But who were those writers?

6 New Must-Translate Arabic Novels

Six acclaimed and award-winning Arab novelists who have new books out this year that are available for translation.

9 Great Arab Cult Classics

Under-the-radar classics of Arab literature with cult followings.

A Book from Ursula Le Guin for Every Age

Books by soon-to-be-canonized American novelist Ursula Le Guin for every age, from the womb to your eighth decade.

100 Great Translated Children’s Books from Around the World

100 books for kids of all ages, all in translation!

The Best of My Summer Reading: 6 Books

From the best feminist writing to the most impressive science writing.

Women in Translation Month a Success: 6 Next Steps

We're losing women writers in translation at every stage. #WiTMonth was a success, but where do we go next?

10 Arab Writers Rising Star Hilal Chouman Thinks You Should Read

Hilal Chouman doesn't want to talk about his novel, Limbo Beirut, coming in translation this month. He wants to recommend other great Arab writers.

4 Books That “Predicted” Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign

Three novels and a comic that foretold the rise of Donald Trump's campaign for President.