Paul Starkey

2008 Judge

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Paul Starkey, British author and translator, was born in London in 1947. He studied Arabic and Persian at Oxford University, where he prepared a PhD thesis on the works of Tawfiq al-Hakim. He has translated a number of Arabic novels into English. He is presently Head of the Arabic Department at the University of Durham and Co-Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World.