Thoraya El-Rayyes

Thoraya El-Rayyes is a literary translator living in Amman, Jordan. Her translations of Arabic literature have appeared in literary journals/magazines including World Literature Today, Cutbank, The Literary Review, The Malahat Review, Banipal and The Common, among others. In 2014, she received the Arkansas Arabic Translation Award for her translation of the flash fiction/prose poetry collection The Perception of Meaning by Jordanian author Hisham Bustani.

For Comma, she has translated short stories for:

The Book of Khartoum

Palestine + 100

The Book of Cairo

and the forthcoming The Book of Ramallah.