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Translated from the Arabic by Chip Rossetti
Published: Mon Oct 25 2021
Art: Paul TheriaultGarden (detail), 2022, acrylic and found paper on scavenged wood
AGNI 94 Print Only

Diaa Jubaili is the author of eight novels and three story collections, including What Will We Do Without Calvino?, winner of the Tayeb Salih International Award for Creative Writing, and No Windmills in Basra, winner of the Almultaqa Prize for the Short Story. He was a contributor to the story compilation Iraq +100 and has written for The Guardian. He lives in Basra, Iraq, where he was born. (updated 10/2021)

Chip Rossetti’s translations from Arabic include the novel Beirut, Beirut by Sonallah Ibrahim and the graphic novels Metro: A Story of Cairo by Magdy El Shafee and Utopia by Ahmed Khaled Towfik. His translations have also appeared in Asymptote, The White Review, AGNI, Banipal, and Words Without Borders. He holds a PhD in modern Arabic literature from the University of Pennsylvania and has worked in publishing for over twenty years. He is editorial director of the Library of Arabic Literature book series. (updated 10/2021)
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