Jaafar Al-Aluni is a Syrian poet and translator, born in Damascus in 1989. He graduated in Hispanic Philology from the University of Damascus, and has an MA in Translation and Interpreting from the University of Alcalá de Henares, Spain.

He is editor and translator into Spanish of Diván de poetisas árabes contemporáneas (Anthology of Contemporary Arab Women Poets), published in 2016, and has translated two works by Syrian poet Adonis: Awal al-jasad, ‘ajer al-bahr (The First of the body, the End of the Sea), 2020, and Adoniada, 2022. 

He has translated many Spanish and Latin American poets and writers into Arabic, among them Manuel Rivas, José Ortega y Gasset, Clara Janés, and many others. He currently lives in Spain and writes a weekly article for Al-Araby Al-Jadeed.

Contributor's Issues

Banipal 75 - Celebrating 25 Years of Arab Literature

Banipal 73 - Fiction Past and Present (Spring 2022)