Fadhil al-Azzawi

2011 Judge

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Fadhil al-Azzawi is an Iraqi poet and novelist who has published around 30 volumes of poetry, novels, short stories, criticism and autobiography, as well as translating many English and German literary works into Arabic and vice versa. He has worked in Arabic and foreign cultural journalism and is a co-editor of the English-language Banipal magazine, published in London. A number of his poetry and prose works have been translated into other languages. Since 1983 he has lived in Berlin as a full-time writer.