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 literary award “Prix des cinq continents de la francophonie” in 2021 and was shortlisted for many other awards.

In English, his work has appeared in The Paris Review, Strange Horizons, 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 the French Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, at the 12a Bienal Internacional de Arquitetura de São Paulo, at the MMAG Foundation, and in other venues. 

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