Event to celebrate and congratulate Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize 2015 winner Paul Starkey
@ Waterstones Piccadilly
Thursday 18 February
* This is a free event, but please reserve your place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org *
“The Book of the Sultan’s Seal, published at the height of the
Egyptian Revolution in 2011, is one of the most adventurous and
innovative novels to have appeared in Arabic in recent years and its
English version is a tour de force of translation.”
Paul Starkey - winner of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his translation of Egyptian writerYoussef Rakha's novel The Book of the Sultan's Seal: Strange Incidents from History in the City of Mars - will be in conversation with Rakha - who blogs at The Sultan's Seal ("Cairo's coolest cosmopolitan hotel. General Manager: Youssef Rakha.") - and with Gaby Wood, Literary Director of the Booker Prize Foundation and former head of books at the Telegraph. The evening includes readings, audience Q and As, a book signing and a reception.
The event is hosted jointly by the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature and Waterstones Piccadilly.
from 6.30pm, for 7.00pm start
Waterstones Piccadilly Bookstore
203/206 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HD