ALTA45 Panel: Bringing a New Audience to Arabic Literature, sponsored by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award
In 2018, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award launched the translation grant to foster the translation, publication and distribution of Arabic literature around the world. In this panel discussion, Sheikh Zayed Book Award-winning translators will discuss the process by which they were able to write and publish their books, gain attention from the audience, and how other translators may take advantage of these opportunities to expand Arabic stories and culture to new English-speaking audiences. This discussion will be moderated by one of the publishers of an award-winning book, who will share their own perspective. The discussion will be open to Q&A from the audience and a networking opportunity for translators and publishers to connect.
Panelists: Michael Cooperson, Sawad Hussain, Chip Rossetti.