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Tony Calderbank
Tony Calderbank

Tony Calderbank is the British Council Director in Bahrain. He is an English translator of contemporary Arabic literature and was educated at Manchester University, where he studied Arabic and Persian. He lived in Egypt for several years in the mid-1980s. From 1987 to 1990, he lived in England teaching Arabic at Salford University, before he finally moved back again to Egypt, taking up a teaching post at the American University in Cairo. From 2000, Calderbank worked for the British Council in Saudi Arabia, living in Khobar and Riyadh. He then became Country Director of the British Council in the new state of South Sudan before moving to Bahrain.

COLUMNISTS
Tony Calderbank
Tony Calderbank

Tony Calderbank is the British Council Director in Bahrain. He is an English translator of contemporary Arabic literature and was educated at Manchester University, where he studied Arabic and Persian. He lived in Egypt for several years in the mid-1980s. From 1987 to 1990, he lived in England teaching Arabic at Salford University, before he finally moved back again to Egypt, taking up a teaching post at the American University in Cairo. From 2000, Calderbank worked for the British Council in Saudi Arabia, living in Khobar and Riyadh. He then became Country Director of the British Council in the new state of South Sudan before moving to Bahrain.

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