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Olivia Snaije

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Olivia Snaije

Olivia Snaije is a journalist and editor based in Paris. She has written for a variety of magazines and newspapers, including The GuardianThe New York Times, and Harper’s Bazaar Art, and was a staff member at both Vanity Fair and CBC/Radio Canada in New York. She is a former commissioning editor at Saqi Books as well as a former executive editor of Alef, a London-based cultural magazine about the Middle East. She translated Lamia Ziadé’s Bye Bye Babylon (Jonathan Cape) in 2011, and she has written several books on Paris published by Dorling Kindersley and Flammarion. Editions Textuel (France) and Saqi Books (London) published Keep Your Eye on the Wall: Palestinian Landscapes, which she coedited with Mitchell Albert, in 2013.

Articles by Olivia Snaije

Igor Štiks on Obsessing about Traumatic Historical Events and Human Agency
By Olivia Snaije
Igor Štiks was born in Sarajevo, fled to Croatia with his family during the war, and now lives in Belgrade. He writes about citizenship in former and post-Yugoslavia and is the author of two novels, A…
Mourning, Laughter, and Necessary Change: An Interview with Samira Negrouche
By Olivia Snaije
Olivia Snaije conducted the following interview over email with the poet Samira Negrouche, whose work appears in WWB’s January feature.Olivia Snaije (OS): You once told me that living…
A Literary Road Trip: The 2018 Litlink Festival in Croatia
By Olivia Snaije
Olivia Snaije attended the 2018 Litlink Festival, which ocurred June 29–July 1 in Croatia.Just days before Croatia’s incredible performance in the 2018 World Cup, the sixth annual edition…
Through a Glass Brightly: Languages, Politics, and Contemporary Literature from Lebanon
By Olivia Snaije & Mitchell Albert
Lebanese literature preceding the civil war represented a friendly place, a land of milk and honey; the Mediterranean…” The war “swept all that away.”
The Jewish Nose
By Sabyl Ghoussoub
I looked like a Jew, an Islamist, a Portuguese, an Iranian, an idiot.
Translated from French by Mitchell Albert & Olivia Snaije
Exiled in Europe: An Interview with Three Women Writers
By Olivia Snaije
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has often examined the question of exile in essays and articles. Exile is indeed a place, he has written, a desolate space where one must confront the question: “Is there…
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