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Best Price for a Microsoft Surface Pro 3   The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 is a laptop and a tablet all-in-one. Find out how to get the best price when you buy

By Stephen Pate – The Surface Pro 3 has quickly become the most elite of all tablets. The new 12-inch Surface Pro 3 is the tablet that can replace your laptop.

Readers in Solidarity with Threatened Algerian Novelist Kamel Daoud

An Algerian Salafi imam — called “un obscure salafiste” by the paper Le Matin — has called for the death of award-winning Algerian novelist Kamel Daoud:

It was yesterday, Dec. 16, that Salafi leader Abdelfatah Hamadache declared a fatwa

2014: Year of the Arabic Poem (in Translation)

There were at least nine contemporary Arabic poetry collections published in translation this year, a number of them stunning, ground-breaking, beautifully produced:

Certainly there were more novels than poetry collections — I have yet to do a full tally, but there are always man

y more novels.

Contemporary Arabic Literature ‘Is a Victim of Authoritarianism,’ And Yet…

This month over at Apogee, Jordanian author Hisham Bustani, Palestinian-American author Naomi Shihab Nye, and Palestinian-Canadian author-translator Thoraya El-Rayyes had a three-way conversation about commercialization, co-optation, experimentation, and what it means to write

Why Did ‘Other Press’ Stick Through Heated Auction to Get Debut Algerian Novel?

Algerian journalist Kamel Daoud’s Meursault, Counter-Investigation was the subject of a heated auction at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair. Why did Other Press stick it out to acquire world English rights? 

Publishers Weekly talked to Other Press publisher Judith Gurewich.

NJN Network Goes Mobile First   Our new format is faster and easier to read on smartphones and tablets because the future is mobile and it’s here now

By Stephen Pate – We just updated our site to WordPress 4.1 and the Twenty-Fifteen theme to make it easier and faster for you to read and get stories

How to Justify the Use of Human Guinea Pigs   Now that coverage of the Ebola outbreak in Africa has basically disappeared from the world's media and, with revelations that pharmaceutical companies were expediting the development of an anti-Ebola vaccine, I recalled a time in American history where there was a relatively urgent need to

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