• Montgomery Photo

    James E. Montgomery, the Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity Hall, stumbled upon his relationship with Ibn Faḍlān while teaching at the University of Oslo two decades ago. Montgomery’s scholarly focus is classical Arabic poetry and writings by al-Jāḥiẓ. But when … ContinuedRead More

    Posted on January 15, 2015
  • TMS

    Tim Mackintosh-Smith is an Arabist, traveler, writer, and lecturer who makes his home in Sana’a, Yemen. He is perhaps most well-known for his best-selling Travels with a Tangerine, in which he retraces the journeys of the fourteenth-century Moroccan traveler Ibn Baṭṭūṭah in the old Islamic world. In Two Arabic Travel Books, … ContinuedRead More

    Posted on January 8, 2015
  • dubai

    LAL’s public event at the Kinokuniya bookstore in Dubai was a great success, with a sizeable crowd in attendance and an engaging Q&A session afterwards. A number of attendees bought copies of our books after the event, as well. As it turns out, Arabic Literature (in English) sent reporter Mohga Hassib to … ContinuedRead More

    Posted on January 5, 2015
  • kinologo

    Join us on December 18, 2014, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, at the Kinokuniya Bookstore to celebrate LAL at the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute’s first public program in Dubai, where LAL General Editor Philip F. Kennedy will be moderating a conversation on: how LAL came about, how it selects its titles, what’s … ContinuedRead More

    Posted on December 1, 2014