New on the Blog
War Songs by ‘Antarah ibn Shaddad, translated by James E. Montgomery with Richard Sieburth, has been longlisted for the 2019 National Translation Award for Poetry.Read more
Wherever you may be, and whatever you find yourself doing—walking, driving, flying, cooking—steal a moment and listen to the new Library of Arabic Literature podcasts, which feature conversations with our LAL Fellows as they discuss their upcoming projects.Listen on Soundcloud
New in Paperback
The Excellence of the Arabs by Ibn Qutaybah, translated by Sarah Bowen Savant and Peter Webb, is a spirited defense of Arab identity from a time of political unrest. The paperback edition features a new foreword by Jack Weatherford, author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World.
Light in the Heavens by al-Qadi al-Quda’i, translated by Tahera Qutbuddin, is a collection of the sayings of the prophet Muhammad. The paperback edition features a new foreword by Paul Hinder, who is the Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia.See all our English-only paperbacks
In the Media
Al-Ahram Weekly recently published an in-depth interview with LAL editors Philip Kennedy, James Montgomery, Shawkat Toorawa, and Chip Rossetti.Read more