Hassan Abdulrazzak is a playwright, essayist and poet of Iraqi origin, born in Prague and living in London. he holds a PhD in molecular biology and has worked at Harvard and Imperial College. His plays include Baghdad Wedding (first performed 2007), The Prophet (2012) and the monologues Love, Bombs & Apples (2015).

He is working on the film adaptation of Baghdad Wedding and writing a second play about Iraq. His play The Prophet about the Egyptian revolution was staged at the Gate Theatre, Notting Hill, West London, in July 2012.  It was directed by Christopher Haydon, who travelled to Cairo with the playwright to interview activists, revolutionaries, soldiers, journalists – the play was described by the Gate Theatre as "funny and terrifying".

His comic and daring monologue Love in the Time of Barriers was published in Banipal 38. It was performed at the Arcola Theatre, London, in 2015, in a series of four monologues by Abdulrazzak.

He has been commissioned to write a number of plays, including Dhow Under The Sun, and Catalina (both performed in 2015) and is currently working on a number of theatre, TV and film projects.

Contributor's Issues

Banipal 66 - Travels (Autumn/Winter 2019)

Banipal 38 - Arab American Authors (2010)

Banipal 54 - ECHOES (Autumn/Winter 2015)