New in Paperback
Newly available in paperback, The Essence of Reality is a terse yet beautiful philosophical exposition of mysticism in the Islamic intellectual tradition. Love, Death, Fame collects the legendary poetry of al-Māyidī ibn Ẓāhir, honored as the earliest poet in what would later become the United Arab Emirates.See all our English-only paperbacks
In the Media
Read an excerpt from The Doctors’ Dinner Party by Ibn Buṭlān, translated by Philip F. Kennedy and Jeremy Farrell, in Lapham’s Quarterly.Read more in Lapham's Quarterly
LAL Tenth Anniversary Celebration
Celebrating the Library of Arabic Literature’s Tenth Anniversary, scholars, writers, translators, and media figures united at a workshop at NYU Abu Dhabi in September 2023, featuring six dynamic panel discussions on the art of translation, LAL’s role in public humanities, women in the field of translation, and more. Honoring LAL’s achievements, reflecting on challenges, and looking ahead to the future, the two-day event culminated in a captivating Arabic and English poetry reading open to the public.