Ibrahim Nasrallah

Ibrahim Nasrallah (; born 1954 in Amman, Jordan, in Wihdat refugee camp) is a Jordanian-Palestinian poet, novelist, professor, painter and photographer. Today, he is considered one of the most influential and read Arab authors. New editions of his work are being republished every year and are receiving warm welcome by both readers and critics. While several literary critic books have studied his work, it is noted that the younger generation in the Arab world are on the top list of his readers. Many of his books were translated and published in foreign languages, and tens of scholarly researches were dedicated to his work in Arab and foreign universities. He studied in the UN agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) schools and at the UNRWA Teacher Training College in Amman. He taught in Saudi Arabia for 2 years in the Al Qunfudhah region and worked as a journalist between 1978 and 1996. Nasrallah then returned to Jordan and worked at Dostur, Afaq and Hasad newspapers. He is in charge of cultural activities at Darat-al-Funun in Amman. He has published 14 books of poetry, 13 novels and two children’s books. In 2009 his novel The Time of White Horses was shortlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Nasrallah is a member of the Sakakini General Assembly. In 2006, Ibrahim Nasrallah decided to dedicate himself fully to his writing profession. In January 2014, he succeeded in summiting Mount Kilimanjaro with a group of volunteers and two Palestinian adolescents who have lost their legs. The trip, the first of its kind with participation of an Arab author, came in support to charity work for Palestinian and Arab children in need of medical care.