Nathalie Handal

Nathalie Handal is from Bethlehem, Palestine, was raised in Latin America, France and the Middle East, and educated in Asia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Claire Messud writes: “A contemporary Orpheus, she hymns our most urgent and ineffable truths.” Her most recent book include Life in a Country Album (2019), the flash collection The Republics, winner of the Virginia Faulkner Award for Excellence in Writing, and the Arab American Book Award; the critically acclaimed Poet in Andalucía; and Love and Strange Horses, winner of the Gold Medal Independent Publisher Book Award. Handal is the recipient of awards from The Lannan Foundation, Centro Andaluz de las Letras, Fondazione di Venezia, among others. She is a professor at Columbia University, and writes the column “The City and the Writer” for Words without Borders.