As part of the Fall 2013 Seminar Series of New York University`s Hagop Kevorian Center
Writing at the Borders of Violence
A Literary Dialogue with Acclaimed Arab Novelists Hoda Barakat and Sinan Antoon
(In Arabic, with translation)
Thursday, 24 October 2013, 5-7pm
The Richard Ettinghausen Library
Hagop Kevorkian Center
50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Stree
Hoda Barakat is an acclaimed Lebanese novelist. Her works, written in Arabic, have been translated into more than fifteen languages. Her works have won numerous prizes, including the Al-Naqid prize in 1990, the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2001, and the International Prize for Arabic Fiction longlist in 2012 for her novel, The Kingdom of this Earth. Hoda was recently appointed the Arabic Scolar in Residence in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, Austin.
Sinan Antoon is a poet, novelist and associate professor at the Gallatin School of New York University. He has published two collections of poetry and three novels, the second of which, The Corpse Washer was recently translated and published by Yale University Press. His last novel, Ya Maryam, was shortlisted for the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. He is co-founder and co-editor of Jadaliyya.