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Nathalie Handal

Nathalie Handal

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

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  • Country of residence: United States
  • Gender: Female
  • Born in: 1969
  • Age: 47
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Nathalie Handal (born 29 July 1969) is a award-winning poet, writer, and playwright.

Nathalie Handal is a French-American poet and playwright born in Haiti to a Palestinian family, Having also lived in Europe, the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean and the Arab world, the writer-poet-playwright is acutely aware of the commonality of the human experience and of the fact that "we don't exist in the jointed way that we should. Today I feel deeply connected to the world. Yes, I am Palestinian, but I am also French, Latina, and American." 

Handal is the author of five books of poetry, several plays and the editor of two anthologies. She is a Lannan Foundation Fellow, a Fundación Araguaney Fellow, recipient of the Alejo Zuloaga Order in Literature 2011, the AE Ventures Fellowship, an Honored Finalist for the 2009 Gift of Freedom Award, and was shortlisted for New London Writers Awards and The Arts Council of England Writers Awards. She has also been involved as a writer, director, or producer in over twelve theatrical or film productions. Her work has appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines, such as The Guardian, World Literature Today, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Poetrywales, Ploughshares, Poetry New Zealand, Crab Orchard Review, and The Literary Review; and has been translated into more than fifteen languages. 

Published works:
The Neverfield Poem (1999)
The Lives of Rain (2005)
Love and Strange Horses (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010)
Poet in Andalucía (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012)
The Republics (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2015)


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