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Kareem James Abu-Zeid

Translator, Arabic
Kareem James Abu-Zeid is an Egyptian-American translator of poets and novelists from across the Arab world, including Adonis (Syria), Najwan Darwish (Palestine), Rabee Jaber (Lebanon), and Dunya Mikhail (Iraq). He has received an NEA grant (2018), PEN Center USA’s Translation Award (2017), Poetry Magazine's translation prize (2014), residencies from the Banff Center and the Lannan Foundation, as well as a Fulbright Fellowship in Germany. He holds a PhD in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley, and currently splits his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico, and southern India.