Middle Eastern/English Book Presses

Hoopoe Fiction

Hoopoe is a new imprint for engaged, open-minded readers hungry for outstanding fiction that challenges headlines, re-imagines histories, and celebrates original storytelling. hoopoefiction.com is a place of discovery for our growing community around the world, where we’ll share inspiring writing from the Middle East and where readers can explore interviews with our authors and commentaries from our translators and editors.

Kalimah Press

Founded in New York City in 2010 for the purpose of publishing literature in English about the Middle East. This mandate includes both fiction and non-fiction. In the future, the Press hopes to offer a translation service for writers whose works—in Arabic, Persian or Turkish—have been neglected here. The first book published by the Press—Digging In: An American archaeologist uncovers the real Iran—came out in 2011. Twitter Instagram

Syracuse University Press Middle East Literature in Translation 

Syracuse University Press’s series Middle East Literature in Translation is designed to make writing from the languages of the Middle East (Arabic, Turkish, and Persian, but also Kurdish, Urdu, Turkmen, Uzbek, etc.) available to English-speaking readers. The books in the series include short stories, novels, poetry, memoirs, and works on literary criticism.

University of Texas Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation

Distributed for the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Texas, the Modern Middle East Literatures in Translation Series is devoted to the publication of English translations of literary works by established Middle Eastern writers. The series includes nearly fifty translations from Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Turkish.

Medina Publishing

Medina Publishing is a young independent publishing company with a broad range of titles for children and adults. Our mission is to educate and entertain, to foster cultural understanding, particularly between the West and the Islamic world, and to encourage respect for our planet and all its inhabitants. Twitter Instagram

Tuttle Middle East

Tuttle Publishing presents this diverse and fascinating region with leading books about Middle Eastern cooking, art, religion and more! 
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Middle East Publishers

At the Middle East North Africa Publishing Association, you can find Adventist materials on health, family wholeness, and spiritual growth. MENAPA is operated by the Middle East North Africa Union of Seventh-day Adventists, and produces materials in French, Arabic, Farsi, Turkish, and English.  

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press

Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press launched its program in 2010 as a world-class publishing house founded on international best practices, excellence and innovation. HBKU Press strives to be a cornerstone of Qatar’s knowledge-based economy by providing a unique local and international platform for literature, literacy, scholarship, discovery and learning. Headquartered in Doha, Qatar, HBKU Press publishes Fiction and Non-Fiction titles for adults and for children, and academic and reference materials. HBKU Press aims to promote the love of reading and writing by helping to establish a vibrant scholarly and literary culture in Qatar and the Middle East. 

Saqi Books

Saqi Books is a leading independent publisher of trade and academic books on the Middle East and North Africa. For over three decades, they have offered an independent platform for writers and artists from around the world, releasing cutting-edge, ground-breaking works…They are also proud to bring out in English translation the best in new and classic Arabic literature…

Saqi was awarded the IPG Diversity Award in 2013, the Arab British Culture and Society award in 2008 and the British Book Industry Award for Diversity in Literature in 2009. Twitter Instagram

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