Guest 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2016.


Beirut 2009

New Writing from the Arab World



London, 2010

An Iraqi in Paris


Bloomsbury Qatar

Doha, 2011

[Ü: Piers Amodia u. Christina Phillips]


Manshoorat al-Jamal

Beirut/Bagdad, 2013

Samuel Shimon [ United Kingdom, Iraq ]

born in 1956 in Al-Habbaniyah, Iraq, left his home country in 1979. Nowadays Shimon lives in London. Shimon is a writer of short stories and poems as well as a publisher of anthologies. His debut novel »An Iraqi in Paris« (2005/2011) was highly praised by the critics. In the Arab world, the novel-like autobiography advanced to become a bestseller. It has been translated into four languages. Shimon’s second novel »Sankhiro’s adventures« was published in 2013.