8 Feb 2010. The Centre for Translation Studies hosts a lecture on translation by the award-winning Arabic-English translator Humphrey Davies.
Davies has worked in Egypt, Palestine, Sudan and Tunisia for non-governmental community development programmes and he is currently based in Cairo. Since 1997 he has been working on the translation of an Egyptian work from the Ottoman period. He has also worked on a number of translations for the AUC Press. In 2006 he won the inaugural Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation with his translation of Elias Khoury