• The Gospel of Damascus by Omar Imady

    The Gospel of Damascus: The Golden Scrolls In the year 1966, a mother gives birth, a configuration of angels assembles, and a golden scroll is opened. A riddle is born.  

  • Once Upon a Magazine

    It’s Friday afternoon, one of those odd days between the 25th and the 31st of December, 1985. School´s out, my allowance money is in my jeans pocket, and I take myself and my mostly empty backpack on a mission. I ride the B&W bus and about a half-hour later I arrive at the 6th Avenue strip in Cali, Colombia.

  • OMAR IMADY

    Interview with Omar Imady about ‘When Her Hand Moves.’

    Omar Imady answers questions about When Her Hand Moves. Perfect for book club discussions! What was your main inspiration for the novels? It’s really hard to think in terms of a inspiration. Usually, my writing reflects a complex mixture of various forms of inspiration. But if I had to choose one specific theme which cuts through both novellas it would have to be the experience of feeling evicted from my own country as a result of the tragic events Syria has undergone since 2011

  • When Her Hand Moves by Omar Imady

    When Her Hand Moves is a lyrical symphony of three captivating movements: The Passion of Sidra, The Seduction of Jude and The Rage of Fatima. Literary fiction that combines the sensual and the sacred, the intellectual and the imaginary, the divine and the dangerous. Three stories come together with the light touch of magical realism, to examine, interrogate, and challenge our understanding of universal truths and spirituality.

  • What We Are Reading – The Immortalists

    With typical childhood curiosity, they track down the fortune-teller, and enter the woman’s apartment one-by-one. She gives them a precise date for their deaths, an experience the children find terrifying, the date never to be revealed to their friends. It also becomes a seminal moment that ends up shaping their entire lives. 

  • From the Editor’s Komplexerium – In my Time

    Time is dangerously easy to manipulate and at the same time really hard to manage. Our human species also appears to be the only one that insists on measuring it - quite arbitrarily at that. We try to make time match our own speed and desperately hold on to hope when we think it is running out. Even Cher wished she could turn back time, and quite a few surgeries later, well… she sort of did just that, didn't she?

  • What We Are Reading – The Dutch House

    The Dutch House is a stunning novel written with Ann Patchett’s tightly woven prose. The book flirts with themes of fairy tales, wicked stepmothers, and orphaned children cheated of their inheritance, but at its heart, it is a book about a house and its enduring effect on everyone who ever lived in it.

  • Words Matter

    said it. In terms of authenticity and sincerity, I still believe that to be true. However, as an avid reader, and lover of a good story, I am always reminded of the fact that individual words do matter.

  • Our Space

    Thanks for finding us amongst the six-plus billion websites and more than 600 million blogs on the internet.   Did you know there are close to five million blog posts published in our world each and every day?  People blog for many reasons, but the essence of blogging is that it’s simply a means of sharing.   It could be a product or service, or it might be an idea, a connection, a change, an experience or a cause.

  • 2020: A Year of Superlatives in the Language Industry

    CSA Research recently released our list of the 100 largest LSPs and langtech providers, along with eight regional lists that add more than 80 firms. The rankings are based on our annual survey of more than 450 companies around the globe with revenue and business data supplied by the companies themselves and validated by their executives. Here’s a map of CSA Research’s 10 largest LSPs for 2021 – follow the lines to see the journeys of these companies over 17 years to their current positions. But keep in mind that there are another 176 service and tech providers in our lists and another 264 companies that shared in-depth data with…