MELODY NIXON interviews CLAIRE MESSUD | You know, when I'm teaching writing I always say the to the students, "If you can not write, don't. If you can have as good a life, and feel fulfilled without writing, don't. Why would you?" Some people – who are very talented – can be as happy not writing. And then there are the people who can't; it's how they stay alive.
Arabic Literature (in English) has announced that Issue 06 contributor Hisham Bustani is a co-winner of the University of Arkansas Award for the Translation of Arabic Literature, for his third book, The Perception of Meaning, translated by Thoraya El-Rayyes.