Tetz Rooke

2023 Judge

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Tetz Rooke is a Swedish university professor, researcher and translator, born in 1955. In 1997, he obtained a PhD in Arabic Language and Literature from Stockholm University, Sweden, and he is now a professor at Gothenburg University. He has translated over twenty literary works from Arabic into Swedish, including novels, short stories, poetry and plays, as well as publishing numerous academic studies on modern Arabic literature and translation in particular. One of his books, entitled In My Childhood (1997), is a study of Arabic autobiography of childhood, as exemplified by Arab writers, and was translated into Arabic in 2002.