World Editions author Samar Yazbek to appear at the Edinburgh Book Festival, 17 August

Syrian author Samar Yazbek will discuss her new novel, Planet of Clay, at the Edinburgh Book Festival on Tuesday 17 August.   Planet of Clay, translated from the Arabic by Arabic by Leri Price will be published on 26 August.

Samar is the acclaimed author of The Crossing, and has been described by CNN as “One of Syria’s most gifted novelists.”

Planet of Clay is the haunting and powerful story of a young girl, Rima, in war-torn Damascus.

For more information please visit:

Samar Yazbek: Escapism for Survival | What’s On | Edinburgh International Book Festival (edbookfest.co.uk)