And the Prize for Women in Arabic Translation Goes to… No One?

And the Prize for Women in Arabic Translation Goes to… No One?

And the Prize for Women in Arabic Translation Goes to… No One?

For every book in translation by a woman that makes it onto the bookshelves, there are about three books by men. The numbers for Arabic translations are slightly worse: according to ArabLit’s worldwide count, women-authored works accounted for 22.7% of all the Arabic literature in translation published in 2010, and just 17% in 2014.