Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

John Glenday, Don Paterson and Isabel Rogers on editing poetry

Over on Isabel Rogers’ blog there is a lovely conversation between the wonderful poet John Glenday and poet-editor Don Paterson. (Disclaimer: I was a fan of Glenday’s writing before he … Continue reading

June 16, 2014 · 1 Comment

Leila Khaled biog: Arabic edition

Yesterday I got sent a cover scan of the Arabic edition of my biography of Leila Khaled. It’s published by Al Muassasah Al Arabiya lil Dirasat wal Nashr in Beirut, … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 3 Comments

As’ad Abukhalil on Leila Khaled and Syria

Several people have, in recent days, sent me this post from As’ad Abukhalil’s Angry Arab News Service. One of Abukhalil’s informants in Turkey was at an event in Istanbul entitled … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

Ghassan Kanafani remembered in Deheishe

A few weeks ago – July 8th – was the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the great Palestinian writer Ghassan Kanafani. Kanafani was killed at the age of just … Continue reading

July 26, 2012 · Leave a comment

Launching 'Leila Khaled' in Palestine

It’s now a week since I came back to Amman from doing three book launches for the Leila Khaled biography in Palestine – Jerusalem, Ramallah and Bethlehem. All three events … Continue reading

July 17, 2012 · 2 Comments

'Leila Khaled' reviewed

Asa Winstanley‘s review of my new Leila Khaled biography is out on Electronic Intifada. After last week’s fuss from the Zionist mob, it’s nice to have some feedback from somebody … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

New details for Manchester launch of Leila Khaled biography

So, after various to-ings and fro-ings the details for the rescheduled launch for the Leila Khaled biography have been hammered out. Manchester Digital Laboratory – better known to geeks and … Continue reading

May 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

Manchester launch for Leila Khaled bio NOT cancelled

I’ve had some overwhelmingly great support today from a wide range of people, and now have several options for making this event happen despite today’s bullying of Blackwell’s into cancellation. … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

Manchester launch for Leila Khaled biography CANCELLED

I’m very sad to say that the Manchester launch of my Leila Khaled biography, which was due to take place a week on Thursday, has been cancelled. A very shaken … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

"Leila Khaled…" gets its first coverage

With amazing speed, Ibrahim Darwish of Al-Quds Al-Arabi has produced this lengthy piece on my new Pluto Press book Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation. It’s in Arabic, but the … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Leila Khaled biography – London book launch

It’s looking like I’ll be finding the time to do at least two book launch events for my forthcoming Leila Khaled biography in the UK, one in Manchester – details … Continue reading

April 22, 2012 · Leave a comment
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