Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought

Subhi Hadidi

Critic, political commentator, and translator. Born in 1951, in Kamichli, Syria. Graduated from Damascus University, continued higher studies in France and the UK. He published several studies on poetry and fiction, as well as theories of literature and literary criticism (Postmodernism, Postcolonial Discourse, Theories of Reception & Reading, the Lyric Theme, Neo-Historicist Criticism, the Prose Poem...). Hadidi translated into Arabic several works in history, philosophy, literary theory, fiction, and poetry; 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. He judged major Arab prizes, including Sultan al Owais, Sheikh Zayed (UAE), Argana (Morocco), Mahmoud Darwish (Palestine), Arab Novel (Egypt).  A regular contributor to  Al-Quds Al-Arabi daily, London; he lives and works in Paris, France.