Leri Price

Finalist, 2021 National Book Awards
Finalist, 2019 National Book Awards

Leri Price is an award-winning literary translator of contemporary Arabic fiction. Price’s translation of Khaled Khalifa’s Death Is Hard Work was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature and winner of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. (Photo credit: World Editions)
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Planet of Clay

ISBN 9781642861013 World Editions

Rima, a young girl from Damascus, longs to walk, to be free to follow the will of her feet, but instead is perpetually constrained. She finds refuge in a fantasy world full of colored crayons, secret planets, and The Little Prince, reciting passages of the Qur’an like a mantra as everything and everyone around her is blown to bits. More about this book >

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Death Is Hard Work

ISBN 9780374135737 Farrar, Straus and Giroux / Macmillan Publishers /

Khaled Khalifa’s Death Is Hard Work is the new novel from the greatest chronicler of Syria’s ongoing and catastrophic civil war: a tale of three ordinary people facing down the stuff of nightmares armed with little more than simple determination. More about this book >

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Leri Price

Leri Price is an award-winning literary translator of contemporary Arabic fiction. Price’s translation of Khaled Khalifa’s Death Is Hard Work was a Finalist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature and winner of the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation. Her translation of Khaled Khalifa’s No Knives in the Kitchens of This City was shortlisted for the American Literary Translator Association’s National Translation Award. Price’s other recent translations include Sarab by award-winning writer Raja Alem.

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