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

The first 9/11 – forty years on

September 11th is now, of course, remembered chiefly for Al-Qaeda’s attack on the World Trade Centre. Which, whatever evils the US government may have committed, and whatever horrors global capitalism … Continue reading

September 10, 2013 · 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

Rant of the week: academic book pricing

Meet the current object of my affections: This little hottie is Like Joseph in Beauty, a book on a Yemeni poetry form called Humayni. Fairly obscure stuff, I grant you, … Continue reading

August 18, 2013 · 3 Comments

New article: Memoirs of an Early Arab Feminist reviewed

Electronic Intifada, 31st May 2013 With the exception of her observations on women’s changing roles, Anbara’s memories are interesting and important not for what they reveal about home life through … Continue reading

May 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

Publishing job at Pluto

One of my (for obvious reasons) favourite publishers is advertising a job! A rare opportunity to get into left-wing/independent publishing in London (if you’re foolish enough to want to live … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

Leila Khaled biography – on Pluto's website

I noticed today that my Leila Khaled biography is now available for pre-order from Pluto Books’ own website. It’s not actually out until May this year, but at least it … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

Shafiq al-Hout – My Life in the PLO

Shafiq al-Hout My Life in the PLO: The Inside Story of the Palestinian Struggle Pluto Press 2011 As I had depressingly reinforced to me earlier this year in Melbourne, some … Continue reading

December 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Book Review – Europe's Alliance With Israel

Electronic Intifada, 30th December 2010: From the eastern side of the Atlantic, it’s easy to pin all the world’s ills on the United States. Other Western countries may have perpetrated … Continue reading

December 31, 2010 · 1 Comment

New article: How Europe aids the Occupation – David Cronin interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 20th December 2010 In his new book Europe’s Alliance with Israel: Aiding the Occupation, journalist David Cronin traces the intricacies of the relationship between the State of Israel … Continue reading

December 20, 2010 · 3 Comments