Katharine Halls

Katharine Halls is a freelance Arabic-to-English translator who specialises in theatre and film. She holds a BA in Arabic and Hebrew from the University of Oxford, an MA in translation from the University of Manchester and an MA in Middle East studies from the American University in Cairo. Her translation, with Adam Talib, of Raja Alem’s novel The Dove’s Necklace received the 2017 Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding and was shortlisted for the Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize. She is currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Manchester, where she is researching the history of Jewish communities in modern Egypt.

Katharine Halls, in a brown coat, standing in front of a sandstone building