was born in Damascus in 1951. He graduated in Philosophy and Social Studies from Damascus University in 1982.
Since 1988 he has published five collections of short stories. Some stories have been translated into Italian, Bulgarian, French and English.
He spent some years in jail for his political activities.
Banipal No 33 Autumn/Winter 2008
Libyan author Najwa Bin Shatwan is the 2018 Banipal Visiting Writer Fellowship[read more]
Banipal events coming up in October[read more]
Banipal magazine at the Berlin Literature Festival – 8 September[read more]
Banipal 59 – The Longlist is out today with a host of new fiction and poetry[read more]
ROBERT IRWIN to give the 2017 Saif Ghobash Banipal Translation Prize Lecture on Season of Migration to the North: 'The most important Arabic novel of the 20th Century'[read more]
Pen International launches global campaign for displaced writers[read more]
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