About the event

The SOAS Centre for Translation Studies, the SOAS Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies & the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature invite you to an evening celebrating the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation with the 2023 Winner and the Annual Lecture.

  • 6.00pm: A welcome drink and bookstall will start the evening in the Brunei Gallery Reception Hall.
  • 6.30pm: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

The Prize’s Annual Lecture will be given by renowned poet and translator Khaled Mattawa – his preliminary title is Stations of Translation: Power, Eros, and Betrayal.

Chair of Judges Ros Schwartz will lead a conversation with the Luke Leafgren Winning Translator of the 2023 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation and readings from the winning work.

Following Q&A with physical and online audience, there will be a reception in the Reception Hall. The sit-down event will be streamed online and available to all who register for access. It is a free event.


Category: Awards
Price: Free


Name: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre
Address: SOAS, University of London

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