Nathalie Handal

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Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France and the Arab world, and educated in the United Kingdom and the United States. Her recent books include the flash collection The Republics, which Patricia Smith lauds as “one of the most inventive books by one of today’s most diverse writers”; The Invisible Star; Poet in Andalucía; and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award, which the New York Times says is “a book that trembles with belonging (and longing).” She edited The Poetry of Arab Women: A Contemporary Anthology, winner of the PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award, and named one of the top 10 Feminist Books by The Guardian; and co-edited W.W. Norton’s Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia & Beyond, both Academy of American Poets bestsellers. Her plays have been produced at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Bush Theatre and Westminster Abbey. She is a Lannan Foundation Fellow, winner of the Alejo Zuloaga Order in Literature,  Honored Finalist for the Gift of Freedom Award, among other honors, and a professor at Columbia University.

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