was born in Tübingen, Germany, in 1944, and in 1972 moved to Switzerland, where he still lives. He studied Comparative Literature and Islamic Studies in Germany and the USA.
Since the mid-’80s he has been translating contemporary Arabic literature and in 2008 achieved the publication of his fiftieth literary translation – novels and short stories – mainly from Palestine, Lebanon, Egypt and LibyaBanipal 32 includes an interview with him on being a literary translator of contemporary Arabic literature.
For more information, please go to Hartmut's own website http://www.hartmutfaehndrich.ch/
Banipal No 17 Summer 2003
Banipal No 32 Summer 2008
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