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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.

For International Children’s Book Week: Around the World in 10 Books

The "global" children's literature that's celebrated is often almost entirely from Europe. This is a trip around the globe, from Mexico to Shanghai.

Travel The Universe With 11 Short Story Collections By Women

Short stories have become a sandbox for formal, stylistic, and ideational experimentation. They can also help us re-imagine womanhood and women's lives.

A Black History Month Reading List to Re-imagine Trumpspeak America

Most lists of books about fascist futures, resistance reading, and Trumptopias have been made up of works by white writers. Seven by African-Americans.

A Valentine’s Cocktail: Arabic Poetry, Lust, Calligraphy, and Art

Keep your Valentine's Day from bland love-isms with radical-classical love poetry, women's lust, Arabic calligraphy, and fiery art.

Literary Tourism: Cairo for Book Lovers

A literary tour of Cairo, Egypt.

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?