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Katharine Halls

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Katharine Halls

Katharine Halls is an Arabic-to-English translator. Her critically acclaimed translation of Ahmed Naji’s prison memoir Rotten Evidence was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography, and her translation, with Adam Talib, of Raja Alem’s The Dove’s Necklace received the 2017 Sheikh Hamad Award....

She was awarded a 2021 PEN/Heim Translation Fund Grant for Haytham El-Wardany’s Things That Can’t Be Fixed and a 2023 Berlin Senatsverwaltung für Kultur grant for Hilal Chouman’s novel Sadness In My Heart. Her translations for the stage have been performed at the Royal Court and the Edinburgh Festival, and short texts have appeared in Frieze, McSweeney’s, The Kenyon Review, The Believer, The Common, Asymptote, Arts of the Working Class, World Literature Today, stadtsprachen, Words Without Borders, and various anthologies. She is one third of teneleven, an agency for contemporary Arabic literature.

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