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Ibrahim Nasrallah

Trailblazer in Palestinian historical literature.

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Date of Birth:



Amman, Jordan

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Nasrallah masterfully weaves historical narratives with deep human insights, earning international recognition and prestigious awards for his literary work.

Brief bio

Ibrahim Nasrallah, born to Palestinian parents in Amman, is a versatile artist, excelling as a poet, novelist, painter, and photographer. His work reflects a profound engagement with Palestinian history and experiences, articulating complex human emotions and ethical questions.

Major Milestones


  • 1985: Initiated his Palestinian Tragicomedy series, encapsulating 250 years of Palestinian history...See More

  • 1997: Honored with the Sultan Owais Literary Award for Poetry.

  • 2018: Won the International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his novel "The Second War of the Dog".

  • 2014: Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with two amputee Palestinian adolescents, later documenting the journey in "Spirits of Kilimanjaro".

  • 2020: Became the first Arabic writer to receive the Katara Prize for Arabic Novels twice.

  • Historical Fiction: Authored a series of novels that provide a panoramic view of Palestinian life over two and a half centuries...See More

  • Poetry: Published 14 poetry collections, capturing the essence of Palestinian identity and resistance...See More

  • Cultural Commentary: His work on cinema and literary criticism offers insight into the intersection of art and societal dynamics...See More

  • Literary Philosophy: Nasrallah's reflections on the role of literature in society emphasize its capacity to convey freedom, dignity, and hope...See More

  • Future Projects: Continues to work on new literature that explores Palestinian civil life through narratives of love, music, and intergenerational changes...See More

Date of Last Update: 
December 14, 2023

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