About M. Lynx Qualey

M. Lynx Qualey lives in Cairo, Egypt, where she writes about Arabic literature. She blogs daily at http://arablit.wordpress.com, and you can follow her at @arablit.

Crowd-funding Translations

About a week ago, I came across a press release announcing a new IndieGoGo campaign to crowdfund the translation of a Greek crime novel. A week later, there’s no money pledged toward the translation. But it made me wonder: How…

Politics and Literature Festivals

Cassie Metcalf-Slovo, one of a dozen-plus participants who traveled with this year’s Palestine Festival of Literature, was interested in getting wider coverage for the fest. As part of her efforts, she sent an email to the blog editor of literary-magazine…

Literature in Prison

Mostly, the trope is annoying: “Juvenile offenders study Russian literature” and goodness sakes alive, lookie here, these [insert stereotype] kids are really getting something out of all that “literary fluff”! It would be more surprising, by far, if some young…

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