The author will be in conversation with Professor Mohamed-Salah Omri, Tutorial Fellow at St John's
  • Date 4 November 2021 - 5.15 p.m. - 4 November 2021 - 6.15 p.m.
  • Location Pichette Auditorium, Weston Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG

Dima Wannous is a Syrian author born in 1982. A student of French literature and translation at the University of Damascus and the French Sorbonne, she wrote in multiple Arab (Al Safir, Al Hayat) and foreign (Washington Post) newspapers. She managed the cultural section of the electronic magazine “Modon” between 2012-2014, and currently prepares and presents a cultural television show. Her third novel “The frightened ones”, was shortlisted to the International Prize for Arabic fiction (also known as Arabic Man Booker in 2018), and to the French Institut du Monde Arabe - Lagardère award in 2019. It was translated into 11 languages, and was published in the UK in April 2020, by Harvill Secker. Read about her recent work here.

The Syria Writes Literary Festival will run from Saturday 30 October to Friday 26 November. It will feature public talks from Syrian authors and activists and intimate lunch-time conversations with some of Syria’s most beloved authors. The Festival is co-hosted by Suzan Meryem Rosita, Curator of Syria and Silence, and Mohamed-Salah Omri, Professor of Arabic and Comparative Literature.

Brought to you by the Syria and Silence Project

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