Sinan Antoon

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Sinan Antoon
Sinan Antoon, Michael Palmer, and Russell Banks, speaking in tribute to the late writer Mahmoud Darwish, at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival.
Born 1967
Occupation Associate Professor, novelist, poet

Sinan Antoon (born 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[edit]

Antoon was born in 1967 in Baghdad to an Iraqi father and American mother.[1] 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.[2] In 2006, he received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Arabic and Islamic Studies.[3]

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.[4]

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Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Biographies". Masthead: Literary Arts Ezine. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  2. ^ "About Baghdad". Art East. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Sinan Antoon". New York University. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  4. ^ "Sinan Antoon". Jadaliyya. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  5. ^ Joshua Farrington (9 January 2013). "Shortlist for International Prize for Arabic Fiction". The Bookseller. Retrieved January 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "The 2012-2013 Class of Berlin Prize Fellows". American Academy in Berlin. Retrieved 2012-10-01. 
  7. ^ "ALTA Awards Recognize Excellence in Skillful Art of Translation". University of Texas at Dallas. 2012-10-05. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  8. ^ "Found in Translation". The New Yorker. 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  9. ^ "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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