|Occupation||Associate Professor, novelist, poet|
Sinan Antoon (1967- ) (Arabic: سنان أنطون), is an Iraqi poet, novelist, scholar, and an associate professor at the Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University. He was featured in the 2003 documentary film About Baghdad, which he also co-directed.
Background and career
Antoon was born in 1967 in Baghdad to an Iraqi father and American mother. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Baghdad in 1990. He left Iraq in 1991 after the onset of the Gulf War and moved to the United States. He completed an M.A. in Arab Studies from Georgetown University in 1995. In 2006, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Arabic and Islamic Studies.
He is the author of a number of books and his work has appeared in The Nation, Middle East Report, Al-Ahram Weekly, Banipal, Journal of Palestine Studies, The Massachusetts Review, World Literature Today, Ploughshares, Washington Square Journal, and the New York Times. He is also a co-founder and co-editor of the e-zine Jadaliyya.
Honors and awards
- 2013:Ya Maryam (Ava Maria) shortlisted for the 2013 International Prize of Arabic Fiction (The Arabic Booker)
- 2013: Berlin Prize Fellow at the American Academy in Berlin
- 2012: National Translation Award for his translation of Mahmoud Darwish's In the Presence of Absence from the American Literary Translators Association
- The Poetics of the Obscene: Ibn al-Hajjaj and Sukhf, Palgrave-Macmillan, 2013
- Ya Maryam (Ava Maria), Beirut: Dar al-Jamal, 2012 
- The Baghdad Blues, Harbor Mountain Press, 2007
- I`jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody, City Lights, 2007 
- Iğsız, Aslii. "Conversation with Sinan Antoon: Poet and Novelist." University of Arizona Poetry Center.
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- Joshua Farrington (9 January 2013). "Shortlist for International Prize for Arabic Fiction". The Bookseller. Retrieved January 10, 2013.
- "The 2012-2013 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows". American Academy in Berlin. Retrieved 2012-10-1.
- "ALTA Awards Recognize Excellence in Skillful Art of Translation". University of Texas at Dallas. 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
- "Found in Translation". The New Yorker. 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
- "About Baghdad: An Exiled Iraqi Poet Returns Home To Witness the Effects of War, Sanctions and Occupation". Democracy Now!. Retrieved 2012-10-11.
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