Ali Badr

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Ali Badr was born in Baghdad, where he studied Western Philosophy and Foreign Literature. To date, he has written sixteen novels, several works of non-fiction, scripts, plays, and a number of poetry collections. He served as a soldier in the Iraqi army and then worked as a war correspondent covering the Middle East. His best-known […]

Samuel Shimon

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Samuel Shimon was born into a poor Assyrian family in 1956 in Iraq. He left his country in 1979 to go to Hollywood and become a film-maker and got as far as Damascus, Amman, Beirut, Nicosia, Cairo, and Tunis. In 1985 he settled in Paris as a refugee. In 1996 he moved to London, where he […]

Adham Adel

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Adham Adel is an Iraqi poet and writer. He was born in 1987 and holds a BA in English Literature. He has published three poetry collections, a collection of essays and a collection of short stories. He has participated in many poetry festivals in Iraq and abroad, as well as many poetry readings throughout Europe.

Irada Al-Jubori

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Dr. Irada Al-Jubori is a novelist, academic and activist.  She is Assistant Professor and Associate Dean for Scientific Affairs at  the college of Mass Communication, University of Baghdad .. In addition to her teaching and research experiences, she has been working as a journalist and also creative writer, having published several short stories and scripts […]

Raghad al-Suheil

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Raghad al-Suheil is an Iraqi writer. She is a doctor of microbiology and immunology and a lecturer in the Faculty of Science at the University of Baghdad. She is a member of the Iraqi Writers’ Union and has published 3 short story collections and a novel so far.    

Jan Dost

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Jan Dost is a Syrian Kurdish novelist, poet and translator who lives in Germany. Dost was born in Kobani in 1965. He writes poetry, short stories and novels in Arabic and Kurdish, and won many awards, including the Kurdish Short Story Award in 1993 and the Kurdish Poetry Award in 2012. Among his most famous […]

Najem Wali

Najem Wali

Najem Wali is an Iraqi writer and journalist. He was born in 1956 in Amara, in eastern Iraq. After graduating from high school, he began studying German literature at Baghdad University and after completing his studies in 1978, he was drafted into the army. During his military service Wali was arrested and tortured as a […]

Mortada Gzar

Mortada Gzar

Mortada Gzar is an Iraqi novelist, filmmaker, and visual artist. Born in Kuwait in 1982, he has an engineering degree from the University of Baghdad, and has been a participant of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has written, directed and produced a number of films that have screened at international festivals. His animation ‘Language’ won […]

Hassan Blasim

Hassan Blasim

Hassan Blasim is an Iraqi-born author and filmmaker, who writes in Arabic. Blasim left Iraq in 2000, and lives in Finland as a refugee since 2004. His first collection of short stories, The Madman of Freedom Square, was published in English by Comma Press in 2009. It was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in […]