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Majd Kayyal

Renowned Palestinian author and activist.

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Date of Birth:



Haifa, Palestine

Place of Birth:

Why Featured?

Majd Kayyal has significant contributions to Palestinian literature and culture, he is an activist within the political landscape, and he is recognized as a Young Writer.

Brief bio

Majd Kayyal is a prominent Palestinian author, writer, and journalist from Haifa. Known for his political activism and literary prowess, he has published notable works and received prestigious awards, contributing significantly to Palestinian cultural and intellectual life.

Major Milestones


  • 1990: Born in Haifa to a family displaced from al-Barwa.

  • 2015: Won the Abdel Mohsin Al-Qattan Foundation's Young Writer Award.

  • 2016: Published his first novel, "The Tragedy of Mr. Matar," to critical acclaim.

  • 2017: Released the political essay "How Does the Zionist Regime Transform?"

  • 2020: Collaborated with musician Faraj Suleiman on the album "Better Than Berlin."

  • Literature: Authored "The Tragedy of Mr. Matar," which won the Qattan Foundation Young Writer Award...See More

  • Music: Released the album "Better than Berlin" in collaboration, adding a musical dimension to his cultural contributions...See More

  • Activism: Active in various political campaigns, contributing to the discourse on Palestinian rights and identity...See More

  • Journalism: Writes for various media outlets across the Arab world, sharing his insights and bolstering Palestinian narratives.

Date of Last Update: 
December 15, 2023

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