Subhi Hadidi

Subhi Hadidi

Literary critic, political commentator, and translator. Born 1951, in Kamichli, Syria, he graduated from Damascus University  and continued higher studies in France and the UK.

Recent publications include: "The Novel and the Archive: How History Is Better Narrated?" "Before the Last Post  in Postmodernism," "Frantz Fanon and the Postcolonial: Can the Subaltern Speak?" ((in Arabic); "Reading Raymond Williams, After Reading Edward Said ," "Exiles's Crossings: Mahmoud Darwish and the Lyric-Epic Form," (in English); "Palestine: L'enjeu culturel," and "Entretien avec Edward Said" (in French).

He translated into Arabic several works in history, philosophy, literary theory, and fiction; including: Montgomery Watt, Islamic Political Thought;  Ken Kesey, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest; Yasunary Kawabata, The Sound of the Mountain; S. H. Hooke, Middle Eastern Mythology; Michel Ziraffa, Myth and the Novel; Edward Said, Afterwards to Orientalism.

A regular contributor to  Al-Quds Al-Arabi, London.

Lives and works in Paris, France.

Past Winners

  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History