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Najwan Darwish

Najwan Darwish

Sector : Cultural Figures , Poets

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1978
  • Age : 38
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Najwan Darwish; born December 8, 1978 in Jerusalem, Palestine is an Arabic-language poets of his generation.
In 2014, NPR included his book Nothing More To Lose as one of the best books of the year. In 2009, Hay Festival Beirut pronounced him one of the 39 best Arab writers under the age of 40.
Darwish is a speaker and lecturer. Past lectures include "The Sexual Image of Israel in the Arab Imagination" at Homeworks (Beirut, 2008) and "To Be a Palestinian Intellectual After Oslo" at the House of Culture (Oslo, 2009).

Darwish is a poet, journalist, editor and cultural critic. Currently he is the Chief Editor of the Cultural Section of Al Araby Al Jadeed newspaper and serves as the literary advisor to the Palestine Festival of Literature. In the past he has worked as the Chief Editor of Min wa Ila Magazine, and as the cultural critic for Al Akhbar Newspaper from 2006 to 2012, amongst other key positions in cultural journalism.
Al-Feel Publications was established by Darwish in 2009 and several books by Palestinian and Arab writers have since been published including Letter's From the Earth's Navel in 2011. Darwish's work is informed by Arabic and Western poetic traditions and has been translated into twenty languages.

Selected anthologies
In Ramallah, Running By Guy Mannes-Abbott, Black Dog Publishing, London, 2012. ISBN 978-1907317675.
Printemps Arabes, Le Souffle et les Mots By Gilles Kraemer & Alain Jauson, Riveneuve Editions, France, 2012. ISBN 978-2360130849.
Voix Vives de Méditerranée en Méditerranée, Anthologie Sète 2011 Éditions Bruno Doucey, Paris, 2011. ISBN 978-2-36229-019-0.
Revolutionary Poets Brigade Edited by Jack Hirschman, Caza de Poesia, California, 2010


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