Interviews & events


17 November, 2022: Reading at the launch of Issue 2 of The Other Side of Hope

4 May 2022: Panel discussion for the Spring launch party of The Common journal.

June 2020: Online discussion of Shatila Stories, with its writers, editors and translator on World Refugee Day

August, 2019: Chaired Q&A discussion at Trix Magazine’s Issue 1 launch at the Allbright Mayfair in London, with founders Jess Weiss and Carly Schwartz.

March, 2019: Panel discussion on co-translating fiction and nonfiction with Jessica West and Nashwa Gowanlock at Anthology Extended, a weekend of literary events hosted by Cheltenham’s independent bookshop, the Suffolk Anthology.

January, 2019: Imagining Egypt post-2011: City/Country, East/West, and other newly-though binaries in Abdelrashid Mahmoud’s After Coffee, at SOAS university, London, with author Abdelrashid Mahmoudi and translator Nashwa Gowanlock

June 2018: Book launch event on World Refugee Day, at Waterstones, Gower Street London: Peirene Now! presents Shatila Stories, with editors Meike Ziervogel and Suhir Helal, photographer Paul Romans, and translator Nashwa Gowanlock


Interview in online journal Bookblast Diary, ahead of its 2018 “10 x 10 tour” of UK independent publishers

Interview in Book After Book blog


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