Alexa Firat

Alexa Firat is an assistant professor of Arabic and Arabic Literature at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Her recent translations include the Naguib Mahfouz award-winning novel Writing Love by the Syrian novelist Khalil Sweileh. She has translated short stories by Ibrahim Samuel and others, including poetry, that can be found on the Words Without Borders website, and in print in the Anthology of Saudi Arabian Literature and Beirut 39. She is currently working on a book about Syrian novel-writing practices, and is also working on a research project concerning creative historical narratives in the Levant.