Portion of Jam | Mazen Maarouf | Granta Magazine

Portion of Jam

Mazen Maarouf

Translated by Jonathan Wright

‘My father no longer goes to the hospital to work, because you don’t find nurses in wheelchairs working in hospitals.’

Mazen Maarouf

MAZEN MAAROUF was born in Beirut in 1978. He is a Palestinian-Icelandic writer, poet, translator and journalist. He has published three poetry collections and two short story collections. He currently lives between Reykjavik and Beirut.

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Translated by Jonathan Wright

Jonathan Wright is a British literary translator who has translated more than a dozen Arabic novels and short-story collections into English since 2008, including three winners of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. He has won the Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation twice.

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