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Wiam El-Tamami | Interview

Wiam El-Tamami & Ted Hodgkinson

‘So you see, translators tread a tricky tightrope between capturing the full implications of the Arabic while creating an English text that flows smoothly and doesn’t sound overwrought, dated, or downright melodramatic.’

Wiam El-Tamami

Wiam El-Tamami is a writer, editor and translator. She has lived in Egypt, Vietnam, Turkey, England and Kuwait, travels far and wide, and is currently based in Istanbul.

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Ted Hodgkinson

Ted Hodgkinson is the previous online editor at Granta. He was a judge for the 2012 Costa Book Awards’ poetry prize, announced earlier this year. He managed the Santa Maddalena Foundation in Tuscany, the affiliated Gregor Von Rezzori Literary Prize and still serves as an advisor. His stories have appeared in Notes from the Underground and The Mays and his criticism in the Times Literary Supplement. He has an MA in English from Oxford and an MFA from Columbia.

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