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Samuel Shimon  [ Iraq /Great Britain ]

Samuel Shimon was born in 1956 in Al-Habbaniyah, Iraq, left his home country in 1979. Nowadays Shimon lives in London. Shimon is a writer of short stories and poems as well as a publisher of anthologies. His debut novel »An Iraqi in Paris« (2005/2011) was highly praised by the critics. In the Arab world, the novel-like autobiography advanced to become a bestseller. It has been translated into four languages. Shimon’s second novel »Sankhiro’s adventures« was published in 2013.



A Crack in the Wal

Poems by sixty contemporary Arab poets

[Hg. mit Margaret Obank]

Saqi Books

London, 2000


New Writing from the Arab World



London, 2010

An Iraqi in Paris

3. Auflage

Banipal Book

London, 2016

[eng. Ü: Piers Amodia u. Christina Phillips]

Baghdad Noir

Anthology of short stories

Akashic Books

Brooklyn, 2018