Kareem James Abu-Zeid

Kareem James Abu-Zeid has translated novels and books of poetry by Rabee Jaber, Najwan Darwish, Dunya Mikhail, and Tarek Eltayeb for New York Review of Books, New Directions, and AUC Press. His translations have won Poetry Magazine’s Translation Prize and a Northern California Book Award, have been longlisted for the National Translation Award and the Best Translated Book Award, and been Runner-Up for the Banipal Translation Prize. He has been awarded residencies from the Lannan Foundation and the Banff Centre for the Arts, and has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship (Germany) and a CASA Fellowship (Egypt). He will be receiving his PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley in summer 2016. He also translates from French and German.