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Marcia Lynx Qualey


Marcia Lynx Qualey is a literary critic, book editor, and occasional ghostwriter who runs the “ArabLit” website (, which won a 2017 London Book Fair “Literary Translation Initiative” prize.

She also publishes ArabLit Quarterly magazine and co-hosts the Bulaq podcast.

Her Kirkus-starred co-translation of the middle-grade novel Ghady and Rawan, co-written by Fatima Sharafeddine and Samar Mahfouz Barraj, is available via University of Texas Press (August 2019).