Cover Reveal for Muhammad Abdelnabi’s ‘In the Spider’s Room,’ tr. Jonathan Wright

You can read reviews   on   Mada Masr   as well as the much-shared critique on “Notes from Over There.”
In the Spider’s Room centers around the story of Hany Mahfouz, swept up with others arrested in what was called the “Queen Boat” raid in Cairo in 2001. Watch:   The IPAF video where Abdelnabi discusses the novel. Advertisements

Share this:TwitterFacebookEmailPrintLinkedInRedditGoogleTumblrWhatsAppPinterestTelegramPocketSkypeLike this:Like Loading…‹ Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: Classical Texts That ‘Capture a Sense of Marvel, Wonder, Humor, And, Above All, Adventure’Hoda Barakat’s “The Night Post”: Revealing Voices and a Question of Structure ›Categories: Egypt, International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) A densely realized net of characters surround the broken and deeply sympathetic Mahfouz. Abdelnabi was also previously longlisted for the 2013   International Prize for Arabic Fiction The Return of the Sheikh   (2011). The cover from Muhammad Abdelnabi’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction-shortlisted   In the Spider’s Room   has appeared:

 
The book — which Ursula Lindsey and M. Read:   My Grandfarther and Sitt Biba, tr. Lynx Qualey discussed in Episode 1 of the Bulaq podcast —   was   on the shortlist for the 2017 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. The novel has been vibrantly and compellingly translated by Jonathan Wright, and is forthcoming from Hoopoe Fiction at the end of July. In 2010, his short story collection,   The Ghost of Anton Chekhov, won the Sawiris Literature Prize, and his latest collection, As the Flood Passes the Sleeping Village, won the prize for best short story collection at the 2015 Cairo Book Fair. Nariman Youssef. He’s also a translator and critic.