André Naffis-Sahely is the author of the collection The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin, 2017) and the pamphlet The Other Side of Nowhere (Rough Trade Books, 2019). He is also the editor of The Heart of a Stranger: An Anthology of Exile Literature (Pushkin Press, 2019). He is from Abu Dhabi, but was born in Venice to an Iranian father and an Italian mother. His writing has appeared in The Nation, Harper's, Poetry, New Statesman, Playboy, The Believer, The Economist, Financial Times and World Literature Today. He has received fellowships from Dar al-Ma'mûn, The MacDowell Colony, Art Omi: Writers and the Fondation Jan Michalski. He co-edited The Selected Prose of Mick Imlah (Peter Lang, 2015) and The Palm Beach Effect: Reflections on Michael Hofmann (CB Editions, 2013). His translations include over twenty titles of fiction, poetry and nonfiction, featuring works by Honoré de Balzac, Émile Zola, Abdellatif Laâbi, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Alessandro Spina. Several have been featured as 'Books of the Year' in The Guardian, Literary Hub and National Public Radio. He lives in Los Angeles.
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