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Kaplan Family Writer in Residence: Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Event Type
Performance
Sponsor
Kaplan Family; Creative Writing and the Department of English
Date
Mar 6, 2025   4:30 pm  
Contact
john dudek
E-Mail
jdudek4@illinois.edu
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Creative Writing Upcoming Events

A reading by Jonas Hassen Khemiri, made possible by the Kaplan Family Writer in Residence Series.

Jonas Hassen Khemiri is the author of six novels, seven plays, and a collection of his plays, essays, and short stories. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages and his plays have been performed by more than a hundred international companies. 

Khemiri received The Village Voice Obie Award for his first play Invasion! and in 2015 his novel Everything I Don't Remember, received the August Prize, awarded to the best Swedish book of the year. 

In 2017 Khemiri became the first Swedish writer to have a short story published in The New Yorker and in 2020 his novel The Family Clause (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Prix Médicis Étranger, France’s highest literary honor for translated fiction.

https://www.khemiri.se/en/

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