blackbirdan online journal of literature and the artsFall 2010  Vol. 9  No. 2
translating Abdullah Al Salem

William M. Hutchins is the principal translator of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz’s Cairo Trilogy and the sole translator of Mahfouz’s Cairo Modern. Among his other translations are Mohammed al-Khudayyir’s Basrayatha: Portrait of a City, Fadhil al-Azzawi’s The Last of The Angels, Ibrahim al-Koni’s Anubis, and Ibrahim al-Mazini’s Ten Again. In 2005, he was awarded a National Endowment for the Arts literary translation grant for the translation of The Seven Veils of Seth by Ibrahim al-Koni. Hutchins is a professor of philosophy and religion at Appalachian State University.  end