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Supported by a grant from the New York University Abu Dhabi Institute, and established in partnership with NYU Press, the Library of Arabic Literature aims to publish key works of classical and pre-modern Arabic literature in parallel-text format with the original Arabic and English translation on facing pages, edited and translated by distinguished scholars of Arabic and Islamic studies. The Library of Arabic Literature will include texts from the pre-Islamic era to the cusp of the modern period, and will encompass a wide range of genres, including poetry, poetics, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, science, history and historiography.

The Library of Arabic Literature is directed by a group of distinguished scholars from around the world. Philip F. Kennedy of New York University serves as the General Editor; James E. Montgomery, Professor of Classical Arabic at Cambridge University, and Shawkat M. Toorawa, Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Cornell University, serve as the Executive Editors. Julia Bray (University of Oxford), Michael Cooperson (University of California, Los Angeles), Joseph E. Lowry (University of Pennsylvania), Tahera Qutbuddin (University of Chicago), and Devin Stewart (Emory University), comprise the Library of Arabic Literature Editorial Board. These eight editors are involved in the selection of the texts, the commissioning of the editor-translators, the review of manuscripts, and the vetting of the final edition-translations. In addition, a twenty-seven member International Advisory Board provides the Editors with guidance and direction for the series as a whole.

The Library of Arabic Literature is unprecedented in its scope, aiming to create a major library of authoritative Arabic editions and modern, lucid English translations, with the goal of introducing the Arabic literary heritage to scholars and students, as well as to a general audience of readers.

Editorial Board, Library of Arabic Literature
General editor: Philip F. Kennedy (NYU)
Executive editors: James E. Montgomery (University of Cambridge) and Shawkat M. Toorawa (Cornell University)
Editors: Julia Bray (University of Oxford), Michael Cooperson (UCLA), Joseph E. Lowry (University of Pennsylvania), Tahera Qutbuddin (University of Chicago), Devin Stewart (Emory University).

International Advisory Board, Library of Arabic Literature
Muhammad Abdel-Haleem (School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London)
Aziz al-Azmeh (Central European University, Budapest)
Roger Allen (University of Pennsylvania)
Peter Cole (Translator, Jerusalem and New Haven)
Humphrey Davies (Translator, Cairo)
Nadia El Cheikh (American University of Beirut)
Geert Jan van Gelder (University of Oxford)
Dimitri Gutas (Yale University)
Antonella Ghersetti (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice)
Beatice Gruendler (Yale University)
Wolfhart Heinrichs (Harvard University)
Robert Hoyland (University of Oxford)
Robert Irwin (Independent Scholar)
Marion Katz (New York University)
Jane Dammen McAuliffe (Bryn Mawr College)
María Rosa Menocal (Yale University)
Angelica Neuwirth (Freie Universität, Berlin)
Zaki Nusseibeh (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage)
Wen-chin Ouyang (School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London)
Wadad al-Qadi (University of Chicago)
Jumaa Al-Qubaysi (The National Library, Abu Dhabi)
Tim Reiss (New York University)
Everett Rowson (New York University)
Michael Sells (University of Chicago)
Richard Sieburth (New York University)
Ali bin Tamim (Kalima, Abu Dhabi)
Marina Warner (University of Essex)


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