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Peter Theroux

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Peter Theroux

Peter Theroux is the translator of a dozen books from Arabic, including Abdelrahman Munif's Cities of Salt trilogy, Naguib Mahfouz's Children of the Alley, and Emile Habiby's Saraya the Ogre's Daughter, A Palestinian Fairy Tale. He was educated at Harvard and American University in Cairo and is currently translating a major work by Iraqi novelist Najem Wali.

Portrait by Don Bachardy. With the permission of Don Bachardy.

Articles by Peter Theroux

The Sad Portuguese
By Najem Wali
At that exact moment, more than sixty jets flew overhead.
Translated from Arabic by Peter Theroux
Abdelrahman Munif and the Uses of Oil
By Peter Theroux
“The most fabulous geological event since the explosion of Krakatoa surely was the discovery of oceans of petroleum beneath the dark and backward Muslim realms of the Persian Gulf.” …
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