M. Lynx Qualey’s superb blog Arabic Literature (in English) has grown from our first stop for book recommendations to a vibrant community building conversations about Arabic literature. It should be your first stop too!

Check out these other Arabic literature book clubs:

And Other Stories’ Arabic reading group in NYC

Banipal Book Club in London

Read Kutub in Dubai

Where to go for book suggestions:

Best 105 Arabic novels, as selected by the Arab Writers Union (in English & in Arabic)

Longlists, shortlists, and winners of The International Prize for Arabic Fiction / الجائزة العالمية للرواية العربية

Winners of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature, awarded yearly by the American University in Cairo Press

Arabic Summer Reading Challenge – ‘Top 5’ suggestions from various authors, translators, and critics from the blog Arab Lit in English


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