Anwar Hamed

Anwar Hamed (born 1957) is a Palestinian novelist, poet, and literary critic born. With a master’s degree in literature theory, he lives in London and works for the BBC World Service. He speaks Arabic, English and Hungarian, in addition to French and a little Turkish, Persian and Hebrew. He has published eight novels in Arabic, and a number of other works in Hungarian, and has contributed to a number of non-fiction titles, most recently: Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora, edited by Yasir Suleiman. His novel Jaffa Makes the Morning Coffee was longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). His most recent novel is Shijan (published in Arabic in March 2019). He was born in Anabta in the West Bank near Tulkarm, where his family comes from.

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