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.

Read & Listen: Ursula Le Guin’s ‘Weird & Enjoyable’ Electronica Album

Are You Suffering from One of These Literary Illnesses?

AMISOBIBLIMIA. XENOBIBLIEGRA. ANTIPOEMIA. Do you suffer from one of these literary illnesses, all caused by bookish malnutrition?

7 Reading Recommendations from Prof. Joe Farag’s Palestinian Literature Syllabus

Up your reading game with some highly recommended Palestinian literature in translation.

On the Great Joy of Reading Aloud

In 2013, The Guardian suggested reading aloud was coming back into fashion. That might be an overstatement. But, in our family's life, it fills an emotional and entertainment niche that nothing else does.

Should Science Choose the Books for Your Baby?

A new study suggests books with "named characters" are better for infants' brain development. Should you let scientists choose your baby's books?

Of the 70 Writers Nominated for the 1967 Nobel, Meet the 5 Women

Get to know the four women who were nominated for the 1967 Nobel.

Kickstart This: Alessandro Spina’s COLONIAL TALES

A reclusive Syrian -- born in Libya -- writing epic novels about the colonial history of Libya, in award-winning Italian? Get interested.

2018 Novels by Iraqi Authors, and Why They Matter

Searches for "Iraq + novel" turn up dozens of lists full of US soldiers' and journalists' stories. Books written by Iraqis are much harder to find.

Travel by Cat: 17 Feline Kids’ Books from Around the World

Looking for a gift for that young person in your life who's both cat-lover and bibilophile, and who wants to read the world? We've got 17 suggestions.

Kids Need Diverse Books, And They Need Diverse Translations, Too

Laura Watkinson is a translator and translation-activist on why kids need to read books in translation, and why we don't have more of them.