Awad Saud Awad

Awad Saud Awad is Palestinian writer and journalist, he has 14 published books, 3 novels and 9 stories books and 2 studies books about the Palestinian folklore.

He was born in 1943 in Job Josef, Safad. He graduated from Damascus University in 1971. He worked as a teacher in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Damascus, Syria from 1968 to 1996. 

He published his first book of stories for children A Journey to Andromeda Galaxy, in 1981. In the same year he became a member of Palestinian Writers and Journalists Union in Damascus, and later of the Arab Writers Union Damascus in 1989. He was the president of the Association of the story and the novel in the Arab Writers Union – Damascus, Syria during the years 2005 to 2006 and 2009 to 2010. 

He founded the Palestinian Folklore Heritage Center in Damascus, Syria and he was the director of this centre during 1991–1996.

Awad Saud Awad is one of the important novelists in Palestine and in Syria, and he is one of the most important Arabic critics of the novel and the story in the modern era. He has written more than 200 critical studies of Arab writers which have been published in Arabic newspapers and magazines. 

Anthologies featuring Awad Saud Awad

Palestine + 100

Palestine + 100 poses a question to contemporary Palestinian writers: what might your home city look like in the year 2048 – exactly 100 years after Nakba, the displacement of more than 700,000 people after the Israeli War of Independence?