Nathalie Handal

Nathalie Handal was raised in Latin America, France and the Middle East, and educated in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Claire Messud writes, she is “a contemporary Orpheus.” Her recent books include Life in a Country Album, winner of the 2020 Palestine Book Award and finalist for the Foreword Book Award; the flash collection The Republics, winner of the Arab American Book Award and the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing;  and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award. She is the author of eight plays, editor of two anthologies, and her essays and creative nonfiction have appeared in Vanity Fair, Guernica Magazine, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Nation, The Irish Times, among others. She is a professor at Columbia University, and writes the columns ‘The City and the Writer’ for Words without Borders magazine and “Journeys” Publishers Weekly Arabic.