Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Zaqtan and Joudah Make Shortlist for the Griffin Prize

Ghassan Zaqtan and Fady Joudah, who visited the Institute in October 2012, have been shortlisted
for Canada's Griffin Prize ("the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in, or translated into English, from any country in the world"). Zaqtan's book, translated by Joudah, is Like a Straw Bird it Follows Me (English, 2012).

More about their visit:  http://www.albany.edu/writers-inst/webpages4/archives/zaqtan_joudah12.html

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