9 July 2011
3 - 4.30pm
The Bluecoat

Life on the edge

Iraqi author Samuel Shimon

Iraqi author Samuel Shimon in conversation

Saturday 9th July at the Bluecoat

Marking this year’s new English translation of his best-selling novel An Iraqi in Paris, Samuel Shimon will discuss his fascinating life and work with LAAF Guest Curator Eckhard Thiemann.


Front cover of An Iraqi in Paris, published by BQFP 2011

An Iraqi in Paris was published in Arabic in 2005 to great acclaim.
“An Arabic answer to Miller’s Tropic of Cancer occasionally shocking, always witty and humane . . ." (The Independent).
"Full of humour, irony, noblesse and sadness." (Alaa Al-Aswany, author of The Yacoubian Building).