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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.

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
“Cities of Salt” was no more about oil than “The Godfather” was about olive oil.
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