Sinan Antoon

Sinan Antoon is a poet, novelist, scholar, and translator. He is an associate professor at New York University and Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin 2016/17. Antoon holds a doctorate in Arabic literature from Harvard University and has published two collections of poetry and four novels. His works have been translated into twelve languages. His translation of his novel, The Corpse Washer (Wahdaha Shajarat al-Rumman), won the 2014 Saif Ghobash Prize for Literary Translation and was longlisted for the International Prize for Foreign Fiction. His third novel, Ya Maryam, was shortlisted for the Arabic Booker Prize. His scholarly works include The Poetics of the Obscene: Ibn al-Hajjaj and Sukhf (2014) and essays on Mahmoud Darwish, Sargon Boulus, and Saadi Youssef. His latest work is The Baghdad Eucharist (201). He is co-founder and co-editor of the multilingual e-zine Jadiliyya.