Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Hassan Blasim: I'm not interested in 'preserving the beauty of the Arabic language'

Here is my guest blog post for ArabLit about the Newcastle launch of Hassan Blasim’s latest collection of short stories, The Iraqi Christ. Despite a notable absence of the actual … Continue reading

December 12, 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

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 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

Interviewed in Green Left Weekly

Despite having done a fair amount of print, internet and radio interviews over the last decade, I still have trouble with the idea that I have anything much to offer … Continue reading

April 18, 2011 · Leave a comment
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