Publishers Weekly, Oct. 2, 2015 issue

For a clue as to where science fiction and fantasy might be headed next, look to the Middle East, a region whose genre fiction seems poised for a breakthrough in the West.

Earlier this year, John Siciliano, executive editor at Penguin Classics and senior editor at Penguin Books, acquired Frankenstein in Baghdad by Iraqi author Ahmed Saadawi. Translated by Jonathan Wright and due to publish in spring 2016, it tells the story of What’s-Its-Name, a monster sewn together from the body parts of bomb victims. The novel won the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction; Hassan Blasim, author of The Corpse Exhibition (Penguin)—one of PW’s Top 10 Books of 2014—said that the title was his favorite of last year.

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All Nonfiction in Portfolio:

The Editor’s Lexicon: Essential Writing Terms for Novelists (Glyd-Evans Press, 2010)

I Got Duped by Glenn Beck, Salon.com

Get to Know the Lesbians, Salon.com

Beyond 1,001 Nights: Arab SF&F, Publishers Weekly