Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts

Nancy Roberts is an Arabic-to-English literary translator whose translations include Salwa Bakr’s The Man From Bashmour, for which she received a commendation in the Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Translation, Ezzat El Kamhawi’s prize-winning House of the Wolf, Laila Aljohani’s Days of Ignorance and Ahlem Mosteghanemi’s The Dust of Promises and Chaos of the Senses.

Books translated by Nancy Roberts

Code Name: Butterfly

Ahlam Bsharat

With irony and poignant teenage idealism, Butterfly draws us into her world of adult hypocrisy, sibling rivalries, girlfriends’ power plays, unrequited love…not to mention the political tension of life under occupation. As she observes her fragile environment with all its conflicts, Butterfly is compelled to question everything around her.