Shalash the Iraqi (Paperback)
Don Quixote, Tristram Shandy, Catch-22 . . . and Shalash the Iraqi. A samizdat success, this madcap serial novel started life as a pseudonymous blog written 'live' by 'Shalash' during and after the Second Iraq War. It delights readers and sheds light on Iraq in equal measure.
About the Author
Luke Leafgren is an Assistant Dean of Harvard College. He has published five translations of Arabic novels and received the 2018 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation for his English edition of Muhsin Al-Ramli's The President's Gardens.