Badr Al Jahwari (MATESOL 2011) has marked a significant milestone in his academic career as he published his first book “Literary Translation in Oman: Issues and Perspectives”. The story of the book goes back to June 2010 when he chaired the organizing committee of the First Conference on Translating Omani Literature. Some of the papers were presented in English while others were presented in Arabic. This book not only collects the papers presented in that conference but also presents a translation of those papers, creating a mirror-image style of a book with one half being Arabic and the other English. He worked on this project with Professor Rahma Al Mahrooqi, former Director of the Language Center at Sultan Qaboos University, Oman.