Rasha Abbas

Rasha Abbas

Rasha Abbas is a Syrian journalist and writer of short stories. She is currently based in Berlin. In 2008, she published her first collection, Adam Hates the Television, and was awarded a prize for young writers during the Damascus Capital of […]

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Salim Barakat

Salim Barakat

Salim Barakat is of Kurdish origin, born in 1951 in Qamishli, Syria. In 1970 he went to Damascus to study Arabic literature, but after a year he moved to Beirut, where he stayed until 1982, publishing five volumes of poetry, […]

Khaled Khalifa

Khaled Khalifa

Khaled Khalifa is a Syrian novelist, screenwriter and poet, born 1964 in Aleppo. He attended the University of Aleppo, where he earned a BA in law and was a member of the Literary Forum. He has written several television dramas, […]

5. Mamdouh Azzam

Mamdouh Azzam

  Mamdouh Azzam is a Syrian novelist, whose social and political critique paints a vivid and condemning portrait of life under dictatorship in Syria. Much of Azzam’s work is set in his native southern Syria among the Druze community. His most […]

3. Mustafa Khalifa

Mustafa Khalifa

Mustafa Khalifa (b.1948) is a Syrian author. He went to university in France, where he studied art and film direction, and was arrested at the Damascus airport when he returned from Paris. From 1982-1994, Khalifa was held without trial at […]

1. Hani al-Rahib

Hani al-Rahib

  Hani al-Rahib (alternate transcription: al-Raheb) was born in 1939 in the coastal Syrian city of Lattakia. He published his first novel The Defeated (1961) while still a student at the University of Damascus, launching his career to early acclaim. […]

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