- Najwan Darwish
Najwan Darwish is one of the foremost poets working in the Arabic language. Darwish’s poetry has been translated into ten languages. In 2009, Hay Festival Beirut39 named him one of the thirty-nine best Arab writers under 40. He is the literary advisor to the Palestine Festival of Literature.
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