Chip Rossetti

Chip Rossetti is a book editor and a translator of modern Arabic fiction, including Ahmed Khaled Towfik’s Egyptian sci-fi novel Utopia (2011), Magdy El Shafee’s graphic novel Metro (2012), and most recently, Sonallah Ibrahim’s Beirut, Beirut (forthcoming, 2014). He won a PEN America grant for his translation of Muhammad Makhzangi’s Animals in our Days and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Arabic literature at the University of Pennsylvania.


Country, in Some Kind of Song: On Landmarks and Dayplaces in World Literature