Nermin Nizar will be mentoring Mariam Naji as part of our Arabic Translation Mentoring Programme.
Nermin Nizar is a writer, translator and cook. She is a member of a collaborative translation lab and a freelance translator who is currently working on creating an oral history archive of music created in Alexandria for the local audience. Her work in translation has included four novels, After a Funeral by Diana Athill, The Red Harvest by Dashiell Hammett, The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson and How the Garcia Girls Lost their Accent by Julia Alvarez. A fifth novel is to come out shortly in 2021. She has also translated and collaborated on the translation of several works of non-fiction, including works by Angela Davis and Serge Daney. She has also published fiction and is the chef and curator of a series of pop-up restaurants.