Almadhoun, Ghayath

Ghayath Almadhoun © Juste Gadliauskaite

Ghayath Almadhoun is a Palestinian poet born in Damascus in 1979 and immigrated to Sweden in 2008. Now he lives in between Berlin & Stockholm. He has published four poetry collections in Arabic and his work has been translated into dozens of languages. Almadhoun collaborated with other poets and artists and his poetry has been part of work by US artist Jenny Holzer and German musician Blixa Bargeld, among others. His latest collection Adrenalin, published in English by Action Books 2017, was among SPD Poetry Bestsellers in the US, and nominated for the 2018 Best Translated Book Award. His selected poems Ein Raubtier namens Mittelmeer (Predator called the Mediterranean), published at Arche Verlag in 2018, ranked top of the Litprom-Bestenliste 2018 of best books translated into German. He was granted the one-year-long DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program award scholarship. Lately, his poetry film Évian won the ZEBRA Best Poetry Film Award 2020.

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