Translation

Contact me for any Arabic > English translation projects on nashwagowanlock@gmail.com — I am always happy to discuss flexible options.

Below is a list of some of my published translations:

  • Eyes Shut, a short story by Rami Tawil published in the Fall/Winter issue of Arablit Quarterly:
  • After Coffee, a novel by Abdelrashid Mahmoudi and winner of the 2014 Sheikh Zayed Prize for literature. The English translation was a fiction finalist in the 2019 International Book Awards, published by HBKU Press (June, 2018)
  • Shatila Stories, a collaborative novel based on the writing of nine refugee writers, published by Peirene Press (June, 2018)
  • Crime in Ramallah, an excerpt from the novel by Abbad Yahya, published in Index on Censorship (April, 2018)
  • The introduction by Syrian writer, Samar Yazbek, to SOURYA, a photo album of unpublished photos by 27 independent Syrian photographers, (co-translation with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, 2017)
  • Four Very Short Stories, flash fiction by Khaled Sameh, The Common (2016)
  • The Crossing: My journey to the shattered heart of Syria, a memoir of the Syrian uprising by Samar Yazbek (co-translation with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp, Rider Books, 2015)
  • An extract from the YA novel, Nom de Guerre: Butterfly by Ahlam Bisharat, featured in Words Without Borders, with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (2014)
  • Short stories by Arab women writers on the theme of food, published as part of the “Romanzo del Mondo” (novel of the world) distributed at the Milano 2015 expo, with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (2014/2015), including writing by Wafa Albueise; Jokha Al-Harthi; Nadia Alkokabany; Leila Al Sayed; Noura Mohamed Faraj; Iman Humaydan; Salima Salih and Basema Younes
  • Short stories by Egyptian writer, Yasser Abdel Latif, published on the Arabic Literature in Translation website (2014)
  • When Farah Cries, a stage play by Mudar Al Hajji, published in Another Europe, with Ruth Ahmedzai Kemp (2014)
  • Flash fiction by Egyptian writer, Magdy El Gohary, Garden and Spring (2014)
  • Poems by Moroccan poet, Mohammed Bennis, featured in Asymptote journal and Poetry Miscellany (2013)
  • Extract from Badriyah Al Beshr’s novel, Love Stories on Al Asha Street, published in First Lines, 2014

Reviews of The Crossing, by Samar Yazbek:

Reviews of Shatila Stories: