YASSIN ADNAN

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Jul 15th 2011 to Aug 27th 2011
  • FROM : Morocco

Moraccan-based Yassin Adnan is a poet, novelist, and cultural journalist who has hosted a weekly cultural TV program called, Macharif, on the first Moroccan television channel, Al Aoula, since 2006.

He is the author of Cuadernos Numero 5, a short story collection with Eloy Tizon, (Sevilla, 2009); Marrakech: Heralded Secrets, written with Saad Sarhane (Rabat, 2008); I Can Hardly See, a collection of poems (Beirut, 2007); The shadow's apples, a short story collection (Casabla,nca, 2006); The Pavement of Resurrection, a collection of poems (Damascus, 2003); Who Believes in Letters?, a short story collection (Cairo, 2001); Mannequins, a collection of poems (Casablanca, 2000)

Adnan has been recognized with awards from aljahidiya: Moufdi Zakaria Prize (Algeria, 1991) and the Union of Writers in Morocco (Morocco, 1998), and he won the Buland al-Haydari Prize for the young Arab poet (Asilah, 2003).