Paul Starkey is head of the Arabic department at Durham University
, England. He received his PhD from Oxford University, where he wrote his disseration on the works of Tawfiq al-Hakim. He is the author of Modern Arabic Literature
and a prolific translator, of such novels as Rachid al-Daif’s Dear Mr Kawabata
and Maryam’s Maze
by Mansoura Ez-Eldin. His translations have been featured in Banipal
and he has served as a judge on the Arabic Booker committee.
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