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M. Lynx Qualey

Portrait of translator M. Lynx Qualey
Contributor

M. Lynx Qualey

M. Lynx Qualey is an editor, occasional translator, and critic who founded the ArabLit website (www.arablit.org), which won a 2017 London Book Fair prize. She also publishes ArabLit Quarterly magazine and is co-host of the popular BULAQ podcast. She co-translated the co-written Ghady & Rawan, and her translation of Sonia Nimr’s Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands was published in 2020.

Articles by M. Lynx Qualey

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From left to right: Salwa Shakhshir, Miranda Beshara, and Mohamed Nabulsi.
The Present and Future of Arabic Kid Lit: A Conversation
By M. Lynx Qualey
There are many great Arabic children’s books that haven’t reached their young readers yet.
Thunderbird
By Sonia Nimr
“It seems that Noor set fire to another student’s backpack.”
Translated from Arabic by M. Lynx Qualey
The Appearance of the Dragon, and His Disappearance
By Hooda El Shuwa
Khidr stepped out onto the street and was filled with an extraordinary horror.
Translated from Arabic by M. Lynx Qualey
We Usually Ask Literature to Be Humanizing Only When It’s from “Over There”
By M. Lynx Qualey
Our dignified survival as a species probably depends on finding ways to listen to each other.
Warning: Arabic Humor, Makes Frequent Stops
By M. Lynx Qualey
Humor has that paradoxical quality of being absolutely universal while also being deeply embedded in linguistic wordplay and sociocultural zeitgeist.
The Poet Cannot Stand Aside: Arabic Literature and Exile
By M. Lynx Qualey
Fourteen hundred years ago and more, the poet-prince Imru’ al-Qais was banished by his father. The king exiled his son, or so the legend goes, in part because of the prince’s poetry. Thus…
From the Abu Dhabi Book Fair
By M. Lynx Qualey
The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (April 30–May 5) has just wrapped up its seventh year. As in the past, the fair was an enormous undertaking, with school field trips, dozens of author events…
Crossing Language Boundaries in Palestine’s Emerging-Writer Workshops
By M. Lynx Qualey
PalFest – the Palestine Festival of Literature – took place this year in the last week of May. It was the festival’s sixth year and, as in other years, it flew in more than a dozen artists…
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