Karim Kattan is a writer. He holds a doctoral degree in comparative literature from Paris Nanterre University.
In French, his books include a collection of short stories, Préliminaires pour un verger futur (2017), and a novel, Le Palais des deux collines (2021), which were both published by the Tunis-based Éditions Elyzad.
Le Palais des deux collines was awarded the “Prix des cinq continents de la francophonie” in 2021 and was shortlisted for many other literary awards.
In English, his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Strange Horizons, Fantasy&Science-Fiction, The Maine Review, +972 Magazine, Translunar Travelers Lounge, The Funambulist, and more.
He was one of the co-founders and directors of el-Atlal, an arts and writing residency in the oasis of Jericho (Palestine).
His writing was featured in various art spaces, exhibitions, and biennales, including the MMAG Foundation in Amman, Bétonsalon in Paris, B7L9 in Tunis, Arquetopia in Puebla, Art Kulte in Rabat, the Berlinale Forum in Berlin, Frac des Pays de la Loire in Carquefou, and the 58th Venice Biennale.
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