Hisham Bustani

Hisham Bustani

Hisham Bustani is a Jordanian award-winning author of five collections of short fiction and poetry. His work has been translated into many languages with English-language translations appearing in prestigious journals across the US, UK, and Canada, including Modern Poetry in Translation, World Literature Today, Los Angeles Review of Books, and Poetry Review. His book The Perception of Meaning (Syracuse University Press, 2015) won the University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award. He is the recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation’s prestigious Bellagio Residency for writers for 2017.

Thoraya El-Rayyes is a Palestinian-Canadian literary translator who specializes in bringing Arabic literature from the Levant into English. Her translations have received accolades from the Modern Language Association and the King Fahd Center for Middle East Studies. She lives in Amman, Jordan.