Virtual Book Talk – ‘The Night Will Have Its Say’

Virtual Event: 7:00PM Cairo Time | 5:00PM London Time | 12:00PM New York Time


Award-winning translator Nancy Roberts (left), translator of Ibrahim al-Koni’s The Night Will Have Its Say, published by Hoopoe in 2022, will talk about her translation of the novel with Emily Drumsta (right), author, translator, ad assistant professor, Departments of Middle Eastern Studies & French and Italian Studies, University of Texas, Austin, Texas.


The event, hosted by AUC Press, an imprint of AUC Press, will be held via Zoom.
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Ibrahim al-Koni was born in the northwest of the Sahara Desert in Libya in 1948 and learned to read and write Arabic at the age of twelve. He has been hailed a magical realist, a Sufi fabulist, and a poetic novelist, and his more than eighty books contain mythological elements, spiritual quests, and existential questions. His books have been translated into thirty-five languages and include Gold DustThe AnimistThe New OasisThe Puppet, and many more. Among the many literary prizes to his name, he has been awarded the Sheikh Zayed Prize for Literature and was shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. He currently lives in Spain.