Leila Aboulela won the first Caine Prize for African Writing. She is the author of four novels, a collection of short stories and several radio plays. Her novels, The Translator, a New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year, Minaret, and Lyrics Alley, were all long listed for the Orange Prize. Lyrics Alley was Fiction Winner of the Scottish Book Awards and was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. Leila’s book of short stories Coloured Lights was short-listed for the MacMillan Silver PEN award. Her work has been translated into 14 languages. She grew up in Khartoum and now lives in Aberdeen.
March 3rd- 5th The Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature, Dubai
February 23rd, ”Through the Eyes of Others: Developing Empathy by Reading Fiction”, American University Cairo
February 21, “Fiction As Translation” A talk for the Center for Translation Studies, American University Cairo.
October 6th Ilkley Literature Festival In Conversation with Dr. Emily Zobel Marshall from Leeds Beckett University
*****Review of The Kindness of Enemies in The Independent
*****Allan Massie reviews The Kindness of Enemies in The Scotsman
*****Anthony Mara reviews The Kindness of Enemies in The San Francisco Chronicle.
*****Ron Charles reviews The Kindness of Enemies in the The Washington Post.