Contributors: Translator

Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright studied Arabic at Oxford University in the 1970s and has spent eighteen of the past thirty years in the Arab world, mostly as a journalist with the international news agency Reuters. His first major literary translation was of Khaled el-Khamissi's best-selling book Taxi, published in English by Aflame Books in 2008. For two years, until late 2011, Wright was editor of the Arab Media & Society Journal, published by the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at the American University in Cairo. Other translations include the novel Azazeel by Youssef Ziedan, which won the Arabic Booker prize in 2009, and Judgment Day, by the Lebanese writer Rasha al Ameer.