was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1964 and holds a BA in Law from Aleppo University. He has written many successful screenplays for TV series as well as for the cinema. He also writes regularly in different Arabic newspapers. To date, he has published three novels. In Praise of Hatred (Amisa, Damascus, 2006), excerpted above, was short-listed for the Arab Booker, January 2008. In this novel, set in his native Syria, he narrates the experience of oppression under fundamentalist organisations. For an interview with Khaled Khalifa in the New York Times, click here




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Banipal No 31 Spring 2008
Banipal No 57 Syria in the Heart
Banipal No 49 A Cornucopia of Short Stories (2014)


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