Ranya Abdelrahman is a translator of Arabic literature into English. After working for more than 16 years in the information technology industry, she changed careers to pursue her passion for books, promoting reading and translation. She has published translations in ArabLit Quarterly and The Common, and is the translator of Out of Time, a short story collection by the late Palestinian author Samira Azzam. She is currently translating Damascus: The Story of a City by Alaa Mortada, which won the 2019 Etisalat Award for Children’s Literature in the Best Text category, and co-translating best-selling Kuwaiti author Bothayna Al-Essa’s satirical novel Guardian of Superficialities with Sawad Hussain. Abdelrahman lives in Dubai with her family and a chocolate Labrador named Polo.
Out of Time - Translating a 20th Century Classic: Marcia Lynx Qualey & Ranya AbdelrahmanSaturday 4 February 2023 11:30-12:00
Al Riwaq I, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City