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from the February 2018 issue

The Hundred-Hour War

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From Best of Enemies: A History of US and Middle East Relations, Part Three: 1990–2013. Forthcoming 2018 from SelfMade Hero. By arrangement with the publisher. Translation © 2018 by Edward Gauvin. All rights reserved.

Nonfiction

David B.

David B. is the Eisner Award-nominated artist behind Epileptic, an autobiographical story widely considered a masterpiece of the graphic novel medium. A founding member of the revolutionary French independent publisher L’Association, he is regarded as a giant among Bandes Dessinées artists. His many prizes include the Prix de Cheverny (2007), the Ignatz Award for Outstanding Artist (2005), and the top prizes for Comics Writing (2002) and Best Comic Book  (1998, 2004) at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. His  Black Paths, the extraordinary story of the Dadaist poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, was published by SelfMadeHero in 2011.

Jean-Pierre Filiu

Jean-Pierre Filiu, a historian and an arabist, is a professor at Sciences Po, Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA). After an extensive career in the Middle East, first with NGOs, then as a diplomat, he has held visiting professorships both at Columbia (New York) and at Georgetown (Washington). His book Apocalypse in Islam (University of California Press, 2011) was awarded the main prize by the French History Convention. Hurst (London) and Oxford University Press (New York) published his Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising (2011); Gaza, a History (2014), which was awarded the Palestine Book Award from the Middle East Monitor; and From Deep State to Islamic State: the Arab Counter-revolution and its Jihadi Legacy (2015). His works about contemporary Islam and the Arab world have been published in fifteen languages. 


Translated from French by Edward Gauvin

Edward Gauvin has received prizes, fellowships, and residencies from PEN America, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fulbright program, Ledig House, the Lannan Foundation, and the French Embassy. His work has won the John Dryden Translation prize and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Translation Award, and been nominated for the French-American Foundation and Oxford Weidenfeld Translation Prizes. Other publications have appeared in The New York TimesHarper'sTin House, and Subtropics. The translator of more than 250 graphic novels, he is a contributing editor for comics at Words Without Bordersand has written on the Francophone fantastic at Weird Fiction Review.
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