Ameer Hamad

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Born1992 (age 28–29)
Jerusalem القدس
OccupationWriter, Poet
NationalityPalestine
EducationBirzeit University
Notable works
  • Gigi and Ali's Rabbit
  • I Searched for Their Keys in the Locks
Notable awards
  • AM Qattan Foundation Short Story Prize (2019)
  • AM Qattan Foundation Young Writer of the Year Award (co-recipient) (2019)

Ameer Hamad, Jerusalem-born Palestinian, is an Arabic language writer. He graduated from Birzeit University with a degree in Computer Science.[1][2] He is also an American citizen. In 2019, he was awarded the Young Writer of the Year bestowed by the A.M. Qattan Foundation for his first short story collection Gigi and Ali’s Rabbit.[3][4] That same year, he also shared the poetry awarded by the same foundation for his first poetry collection I Searched for Their Keys in the Locks.[5] He is an active poet and has had poetry about contemporary affairs in Palestine translated into English.[6][7]

Hamad has participated in international literary events. He has taken part in the Short Stories Masterclass in 2019, held in Frankfurt, Germany.[8] Hosted by KFW Stiftung, the event concluded with a panel discussion and reading of translated stories from the masterclass, titled The Politics of Translation Arabic Literatures in Europe.[9] Hamad has participated in other various events, like the Palestine Festival of Literature (PalFest) and the 2020 Haifa Book Fair. Because of his work and participation in literary events, Hamad has been called an "emerging writer".[10][11]

Bibliography in Arabic

Poetry Collection

  • 2019: I Searched for Their Keys in the Locks, (بحثت عن مفاتيحهم في الأقفال Baḥaṯtu ʿan mafātīḥ fīl-ʾaqfāl)

Short Story Collection

  • 2018: The following stories are all part of the award-winning collection Gigi and Ali’s Rabbit:
  • Gigi and Ali’s Rabbit, (جيجي وأرنب علي Jījī w-ʾarnab ʿalī)
  • ما تبقّى له
  • يد تحاول أن تصير مفتاحاً
  • جابر بن حيّان
  • على حاجز قلنديا
  • Jerusalem-Jaffa Road[12]
  • الشرفة التي تطلّ على الماء
  • ضحِكت سيلينا
  • Wooden Castle[13]

Other short stories:

2017
- منام بابل
- المكتبة السريّة

2018
- القرية التي لا اسم لها

Poems

Published on the website The New Arab:

2016
- ذراع مغمّسة بالفصل الغائب
- بيارة ضائعة
- بيانو قرب البحر
- عبثاً تحاول الموسيقى

2017
- كما يقف الشعراء أمام البحر
- أجمل من موتك أمام البحر
- نقطة في نون الكون

2018
- نوافذ غارقة تجرّها الأسماك

2019
- بحثتُ عن مفاتيحهم في الأقفال
- انتظار الوردة

2020
- أردت الدخول من كلّ أبوابها

Articles

  • 2019 Impressions on Returning from the Approaching Horizons Art Exhibition, The New Arab[14]

English translations

  • 2021, short story forthcoming in Book of Ramallah, edited by Maya Abu Al-Hayat, published by Comma Press[15]

Awards and Honours

  • 2019: AM Qattan Foundation Short Story Prize for Gigi and Ali's Rabbit
  • 2019: AM Qattan Foundation Young Writer of the Year Award (co-recipient) for his poetry collection I Searched for Their Keys in the Locks

The prize judges described the short story collection Gigi and Ali's Rabbit as having "technical characteristics and subtle features combined with good possession of the tools of expression and storytelling" and described the language of the poetry collection as "sound, coherent and generally promising."[16]

References

  1. "Amir Hammad [sic]". Palestine Festival of Literature. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  2. "Ameer Hamad". Comma Press. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  3. "AMQF Announces Results of the Young Writers of the Year Award 2019 in the fields of poetry, novels and short stories". AM Qattan Foundation. 30 December 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  4. "Palestine 2019: A Cultural Life, Splintered". The New Arab. 5 January 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  5. "Al-Qatan's Young Writers - New Palestinian Voices". The New Arab. 30 December 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  6. "Translation Tuesday: Two Poems by Ameer Hamad". Asymptote Journal. 25 May 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  7. "Friday Finds: Two Poems by Ameer Hamad". ArabLit Quarterly. 28 May 2021. Retrieved 8 June 2021.
  8. "12 Participants of Arabic 'Short Stories Masterclass' to Read in Frankfurt". ArabLit Quarterly. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  9. "The Politics of Translation Arabic Literatures in Europe". KFW Stiftung. 26 September 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  10. "Release Party for Final 2019 Issue of 'ArabLit Quarterly: The Eye'". ArabLit Quarterly. 23 December 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  11. "Ameer Hamad Reading at Arab Culture Association's 2020 Haifa Book Fair (@44:30)". Arab Culture Association. 26 July 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  12. "Jerusalem-Jaffa Road". The New Arab. 5 May 2018.
  13. "Wooden Castle". The New Arab. 22 July 2020.
  14. "Impressions on Returning from the Approaching Horizons Art Exhibition". The New Arab. 24 December 2019.
  15. "The Book of Ramallah". Comma Press. 2020. Retrieved 2 August 2020.
  16. "AMQF Announces Results of the Young Writers of the Year Award 2019 in the fields of poetry, novels and short stories". AM Qattan Foundation. 30 December 2019. Retrieved 2 August 2020.

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