A Reading and Workshop with Isabella Hammad

On Monday, October 2 at 6pm, Isabella Hammad will read from her work at Bard College. She will be introduced by Middle Eastern Studies director, Ziad Dallal. The reading will be followed by a dicussion moderated by Dinaw Mengestu, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Professor of the Humanities and director of the Written Arts Program and Center for Ethics and Writing.

The following day, October 3, Hammad will join students for a microworkshop.

Isabella Hammad is the author of The Parisian and Enter Ghost. She was awarded the 2018 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, an O. Henry Award, the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Palestine Book Award and a Betty Trask Award, and she was a National Book Foundation “5 under 35”. Her work has been supported with fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination, and she has taught literature and creative writing at NYU, Brown and Al Quds Bard College. In 2023 she was included in the Granta Best of Young British Novelists list.

Read more about Isabella’s work here.


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