Friday, October 29, 2010

Palestinian-American poet Fady Joudah to receive prestigious award from PEN USA

Palestinian-American physician and poet Fady Joudah will be honored with the prestigious PEN USA 2010 Literary Award for his translation of iconic Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish's work If I Were Another. The award, which has been presented to writers such as Woody Allen and Ray Bradbury, has honored exceptional work by authors in 10 different genres for the last 20 years. Joudah, who has also translated Darwish's The Butterfly's Burden in 2006, is the author of his own collection of poetry entitled The Earth in the Attic. Joudah also won the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition in 2007 for The Earth in the Attic.

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