New in Paperback
Newly available in paperback, A Physician on the Nile begins as a description of everyday life in Egypt at the turn of the seventh/thirteenth century, before becoming a harrowing account of famine and pestilence. The Book of Travels is Ḥannā Diyāb’s remarkable first-person account of his travels as a young man from his hometown of Aleppo to the court of Versailles and back again.See all our English-only paperbacks
In the Media
Read an excerpt from A Physician on the Nile by ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baghdādī, translated by Tim Mackintosh-Smith, in Lapham’s Quarterly.Read more in Lapham's Quarterly
A WSJ TOP TEN BOOK OF THE YEAR, 2020
An itinerant con man. A gullible eyewitness narrator. Voices spanning continents and centuries. These elements come together in Impostures, a groundbreaking translation of a celebrated work of Arabic literature, now available in paperback.