Dec 6, 2019 • 34M

SAUDI ARABIA - Interview with author Dr. Monther Alkabbani

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Lisa Carter
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In this episode, Dr. Monther Alkabbani and I chat about his first book in English, Warriors & Warlocks: Outcast, translated by Timothy Gregory. A work of speculative and historical fiction, it is “genre-bending” and being enjoyed equally by audiences in both Arabic and English.

“It makes me really happy to see that the book resonated with English speakers, just as it did in the Arab world. It means that there’s a lot of commonality between people throughout cultures. […] A book can resonate with more than one culture, and more than one language.” -Dr. Monther Alkabbani

Dr. Monther Alkabbani is a Saudi surgeon and best-selling novelist born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in 1970.

His novels have become some of the top-selling Arabic books of all time, generating considerable interest and some controversy.

Dr. Alkabbani has spoken at numerous literary events throughout the world, including the Paris Book Fair 2019 as invited speaker and WORLDCON 75 in Helsinki, Finland, to talk about Arabian fiction, plus festivals and conferences in the UAE, Kuwait, and Bahrain.


-Lisa Carter, Founder & Creative Director, Intralingo Inc.