Search - List of Books by Denys Johnson-Davies

Denys Johnson-Davies (born in 1922 in Vancouver, Canada) is an eminent Arabic-to-English translator who has translated, inter alia, several works by Nobel Prize-winning Egyptian author Naguib Mahfouz, Sudanese author Tayeb Salih, Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish and Syrian author Zakaria Tamer.

Denys Johnson-Davies, “the leading Arabic-English translator of our time” according to Edward Said, has translated more than twenty-five volumes of short stories, novels, play, and poetry, and was the first to translate the work of Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz. He is also interested in Islamic studies and is co-translator of three volumes of Prophetic Hadith. Recently he has written a number of children’s books adapted from traditional Arabic sources, and a collection of his own short stories, Fate of a Prisoner, was published in 1999. Born in Canada, he grew up in Sudan and East Africa and now divides his time between Marrakesh and Cairo.
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Total Books: 29
The Story of a Mouse
2009 - The Story of a Mouse (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789948431657
ISBN-10: 9948431650
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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Foxy Tales
2009 - Foxy Tales (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789948431497
ISBN-10: 9948431499
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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The Tale of Two Donkeys
2009 - The Tale of Two Donkeys (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789948431404
ISBN-10: 9948431405
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
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The Hedgehog A Modern Arabic Novella and Short Stories
2009 - The Hedgehog a Modern Arabic Novella and Short Stories [Modern Arbic Literature] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789774162558
ISBN-10: 9774162552
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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In a Fertile Desert Modern Writing from the United Arab Emirates
2009 - In a Fertile Desert Modern Writing From the United Arab Emirates (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9789774162183
ISBN-10: 9774162188
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction
2006 - The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781400079766
ISBN-10: 1400079764
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Memories In Translation A Life Between The Lines Of Arabic Literature
Forty Hadith
2005 - Forty Hadith (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788174353177
ISBN-10: 8174353178
Genre: Religion & Spirituality
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Goha The Wise Fool
2005 - Goha the Wise Fool (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780399242229
ISBN-10: 0399242228
Genres: Children's Books, Nonfiction
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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The Lamp of Umm Hashim and Other Stories
2004 - The Lamp of Umm Hashim and Other Stories (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789774247880
ISBN-10: 9774247884
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Fate of a Prisoner And Other Stories
2000 - The Fate of a Prisoner and Other Stories (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780704381186
ISBN-10: 0704381184
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tales from Sudan
1998 - Tales From Sudan (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789775325778
ISBN-10: 9775325773
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Rumi Poet and Sage
1997 - Rumi Poet and Sage [Heroes from the East] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781900251044
ISBN-10: 1900251043
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Stories from the Arab Past
1997 - Stories From the Arab Past (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789775325686
ISBN-10: 9775325684
Genre: Children's Books
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Seif Bin Ziyazin Desert Fox
1996 - Seif Bin Ziyazin Desert Fox (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9789775325402
ISBN-10: 9775325404
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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The Island of Animals
1994 - The Island of Animals (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780292740358
ISBN-10: 0292740352
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Season of Migration to the North
1991 - Season of Migration to the North [African Writers Series] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435909741
ISBN-10: 0435909746
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Egyptian Short Stories
1990 - Egyptian Short Stories (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780894107023
ISBN-10: 089410702X
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Modern Arabic short stories
1976 - Modern Arabic Short Stories [Arab authors ; 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435994037
ISBN-10: 0435994034
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Messenger of God Stories from the Life of the Prophet Muhammad
Messenger of God Stories From the Life of the Prophet Muhammad (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781869844554
ISBN-10: 1869844556
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Stories of the Caliphs The Early Rulers of Islam