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André Naffis-Sahely

Portrait of translator André Naffis-Sahely

André Naffis-Sahely

André Naffis-Sahely is the author of The Promised Land: Poems from Itinerant Life (Penguin UK, 2017). He is currently a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Manchester Met’s Writing School and is the poetry editor of Ambit magazine. He is from Abu Dhabi, but was born in Venice to an Iranian father and an Italian mother....

His translations include over twenty titles of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from French and Italian, featuring works by Honoré de Balzac, Émile Zola, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Rashid Boudjedra, Abdellatif Laâbi, and Alessandro Spina. Several of these translations have been featured as “books of the year” in the GuardianFinancial Times,and NPR.


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Articles by André Naffis-Sahely

February 2019 International Graphic Novel City Of Fear Didier Kassai Feature