The Millions

A Year in Reading: Ahmed Saadawi

In the past year I have read several books related to my writing project, most of them connected with old documents and newspapers, as well as some classical works, many short stories and foreign novels translated into Arabic.

On the Iraqi front, perhaps the most important books I have read during the year are:

, a novel by . Abdel Sattar is a distinguished writer who

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from The Millions

The Millions9 min read
I Am Loudermilk: The Millions Interviews Lucy Ives
When I write fiction I often discover I know a great deal more about the fictional world (and the fictional people in it) than I know about the real world. The post I Am Loudermilk: The Millions Interviews Lucy Ives appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions8 min read
Thirteen Songs That Prove Lou Reed Was a Literary Master
Reed brought an informed, sophisticated writer’s eye to the kinds of underworlds he observed, and his sense of language was as keen as a journalist’s. The post Thirteen Songs That Prove Lou Reed Was a Literary Master appeared first on The Millions.
The Millions8 min read
If You Haven’t Seen ‘Billions’ Yet, You Should
There’s more to it than the least common denominators of the prestige drama: it's demonstrated the adaptability of a live organism evolving with our times. The post If You Haven’t Seen ‘Billions’ Yet, You Should appeared first on The Millions.