The Arabian Nights: A Companion with Robert Irwin A talk by Robert Irwin on Arabian Nights which has had a far-reaching effect on the literary world. But what inspired this collection of magical stories? For the first time in Dubai, Robert Irwin, author of 'The Arabian Nights: A Companion', talks about the history of the book’s translation and how the stories in 'The Arabian Nights' provide a commentary on medieval times.
'Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange' with Robert Irwin Robert Irwin in conversation 'Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange' was a lost literary gem till 1933, when it was discovered in Istanbul. Written in a similar vein to the popular 'One Thousand and One Nights', also known as 'The Arabian Nights', 'Tales of the Marvellous' dates back to almost a millennium ago and was translated into English for the first time this year.
How to get published in the UK with Robert Irwin What are the difficulties and obstacles of getting published in the UK? What problems can authors expect and how do they overcome them? Robert Irwin, author and translator of nearly 20 fiction and non-fiction books, takes you through the trials and tribulations of the publishing world and gives you some inspiration to soldier on.