Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright is a British journalist and literary translator.  He joined Reuters news agency in 1980 as a correspondent, and has been based in the Middle East for most of the last three decades. He has served as Reuters' Cairo bureau chief, and he has lived and worked throughout the region, including in Egypt, Sudan, Lebanon, Tunisia and the Gulf. From 1998 to 2003, he was based in Washington, DC, covering U.S. foreign policy for Reuters. For two years until the fall of 2011 Wright was editor of the Arab Media & Society Journal, published by the Kamal Adham Center for Journalism Training and Research at the American University in Cairo.

He has translated two titles for Comma: Hassan Blasim's The Madman of Freedom Square (2009) and The Iraqi Christ (2013). In 2014 he was awarded the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize alongside author Hassan for his work translating The Iraqi Christ. Read more here.