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.

5 New Korean Novels for Fans of Doona Bae in Netflix Series STRANGER

Finished watching the Korean Netflix series STRANGER? Read these 5 novels by Korean women the show's independent-minded Det. Han Yeo-jin would love.

What’s on Your Pre-Apocalypse Reading List?

If the world were to end next week, in, say, a nuclear showdown between two blustery national leaders, what would make your pre-apocalypse reading list?

7 August Releases by Women in Translation This #WITMonth

August is #WITMonth! Celebrate with these seven new releases, all from women authors, all newly translated into English.

How You Can Participate in Women in Translation Month This August

Only about 30% of new translations into English are of books by women. #WITMonth gives us a chance to celebrate translated literature by women.

Why It Matters When an Iranian Children’s Book Illustrator Is Refused a Visa

Illustrator Ehsan Abdollahi was refused a visa to come to the UK for the Edinburgh Book Festival. It's the public that misses out with restrictions & bans.

Audiobooks for the Whole Family: 5 for the Sweet Spot

Great audiobooks for the whole family.

Why Red-Line-Crossing Novelist Ezzedine C. Fishere Doesn’t Fear Trolls

Daoud, a character in "Embrace on Brooklyn Bridge," is perhaps the most believable 9/11 supporter in fiction. Why did his creator take this risk?

A Brief Introduction to Saudi Literature, from 18th c. Satire to 21st c. Comix

Get to know Saudi Literature and bulk up that TBR even more.

The ‘Nights’ and Beyond: Books Medieval Arabic Scholars Didn’t Want You to Read

If you really want to disappoint the 15th century literati, there's no better way to do it than indulging with popular tales and epics.

9 Iraqi Books to Watch For: Horror, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction, Poetry, and More

Iraqi books written by Iraqis.