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Elisabeth Jaquette

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Elisabeth Jaquette

Elisabeth Jaquette is a translator from the Arabic, whose work includes Basma Abdel Aziz’s The Queue, Rania Mamoun’s Thirteen Months of Sunrise, and Adania Shibli’s Minor Detail. Her translations have been nominated for the Best Translated Book Award and TA First Translation Prize, and supported by a PEN/Heim and several English PEN Translates Awards. Elisabeth has taught translation at Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference, among other places, and was a judge for the 2019 National Book Award in Translated Literature. She is also executive director of the American Literary Translators Association (ALTA).

Articles by Elisabeth Jaquette

Time-Travelers, Fisherwomen, and Sleuths: Arabic Young Adult Literature
By Elisabeth Jaquette
While Arabic publishing has historically focused on literature for adults and young children, recent years have seen an increasing number of titles aimed at a young adult readership.
Against the Tide
By Taghreed Najjar
Who ever heard of a fisherwoman in Gaza, much less a young girl?
Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
Reflections on the President’s Discourse
By Basma Abdel Aziz
This demonstrates how overwhelmingly crude his rhetoric is.
Translated from Egyptian Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
She, You, and I
By Elham Mansour
What’s the point of love without suffering?
Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
The “Arab Spring,” Five Years On
By Elisabeth Jaquette & Nariman Youssef
The term Arab Spring is a Western invention.
The Dump
By Chakib Daoud
I put everything I had into this dump.
Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette & Nariman Youssef
The Queue
By Basma Abdel Aziz
He would need a special permit if he intended to extract the bullet.
Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
Apartment in Bab el-Louk
The Apartment in Bab el-Louk
By Donia Maher & Ganzeer
Outside your window, Cairo's nooks and crannies are lonely and forsaken, like a deserted crime scene.
Translated from Arabic by Elisabeth Jaquette
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Magdy El Shafee Arrested and Held at Tora Prison
By Elisabeth Jaquette
Magdy El Shafee, author of Egypt’s first graphic novel, Metro, was arrested by security forces on Friday in downtown Cairo. According to fellow author Muhammad Aladdin, El Shafee was detained near…
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