24th ilb
5 – 14 Sep 2024 Program
9 – 18 Sep 2024 Young Program

The Future Of Arabic Literature In Europe: 25 Years Of Banipal

Samuel Shimon is founder and editor of the journal ›Banipal‹, which publishes contemporary Arabic literature in English and Spanish translation. Together with Stefan Weidner — translator, author of »Ground Zero: 9/11 und die Geburt der Gegenwart« [tr: Ground Zero: 9/11 and the Birth of the Present], and mediator between Germany and the Arabic world — Shimon talks about the difficulties, hurdles, and the successes of his work and provides a glimpse into the future. What are the next steps for the Arabic literary world to find a broader audience enjoyed by that of European languages?

Event language: English


Thursday, 2021-09-09