Max Shmookler

Max Shmookler is a doctoral student in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University. His research focuses on Arabic literary history with a particular interest in modern Sudanese prose. He has translated the Sudanese authors Nagi al-Badawi, Sabah Sanhouri and Adil al-Qassas for Words Without Borders.

Collections edited by Max Shmookler

The Book of Khartoum

Short stories about the Sudanese capital, featuring ten authors including Bushra al-Fadil and his 2017 Caine Prize winning story.