Karim Kattan is a writer who lives between Bethlehem and Paris, where he is completing a PhD in comparative literature. In 2014, he cofounded el-Atlal, an international residency in Jericho for artists and writers. His first collection of short stories, Préliminaires pour un verger futur, was published in 2017 by Elyzad.

Download portfolio for French and English texts here.

Publisher: Elyzad

Email: karimkattan@gmail.com

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Participation in the Seeds of Dissonance broadcast on Jajajaneeneenee radio at Het Nieuwe Instituut hosted by Tamar Shafrir and Arif Kornweitz with Marina Otero Verzier, Leanne Wijnsma and Laurie Cluitmans, on September 13 link

Publication of “Uncertain Suns,” on miracles, apparitions and faith in Bethlehem, written for DOUBT, link

Reading on radio *DUUU, during ΠΑΡΑΒΟΛH, a Nuit Blanche show curated by Eric Stephany with Loraine Baud and Simon Nicaise, on October 6 link

Book presentations in Tunisia

Maison de France in Sfax on October 10, at

5.30 pm

Institut français de Tunis on October 11, at 5.30 pm

Relais culturel de Sousse on October 12, at 5.30 pm

Bibliothèque Diocésaine de Tunis on October 13, 14h30 - 16h30

Reading group with Karima Boudou at A Tale of a Tub, in the context of We know what it is for, we have used it an exhibition by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme on October 20 & 21, Rotterdam (Netherlands) link

Reading and conversation at Centre d'Art et de Recherche Bétonsalon, part of the TEMPLE OF LOVE exhibition by Gaëlle Choisne, October 23, Paris (France) link

Salon du Livre Francophone in Beirut, November 3 - 5, link

May and June 2018

Interview with Selma Dabbagh, “Comment écrire sur la Palestine ?” for Le Vif / L’Express link

Video of the full reading of “Iode”, a short story from Préliminaires pour un verger futur by Anne Alvaro and Julien Duval at the Centre Georges Pompidou link

Featured in L’Officiel Levant, June-July issue link

Interview on Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF) link 

Television interview on BX1 / LCR link

Review of Préliminaires in l’Orient littéraire link

Article on Gaza for l’Orient le Jour link

Radio interview with Radio Campus / ONORIENT at the Institut du Monde Arabe link

Panel with Salma Dabbagh and Ghayath Almadhoun at Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles  / BOZAR link