portrait of Najwan Darwish

Najwan Darwish

Najwan Darwish is a poet from Jerusalem, Palestine. He has published eight books in Arabic and his work has been translated into over twenty languages. The New York Review of Books, which published the English translation of his book Nothing More to Lose (NYRB Poets, 2014) describes him as, “one of the foremost Arabic-language poets of his generation”.

Nothing More to Lose, translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid, was named one of the best books of 2014 by National Public Radio in the USA and has been nominated for several awards including the Best Translated Book Award (2015).

Darwish has been the Chief Cultural Editor of the Arabic-language London based newspaper Al Araby Al Jadeed since 2014.

Poems by Najwan Darwish