Live Reading: “Using a Gun as a Symbol” by Isabella Hammad
In a live event Isabella Hammad reading from her short story "Using a Gun as a Symbol". Hammad wrote the short story during her stay as a resident at Dar Yusuf Nasri Jacir for Art and Research in Bethlehem, where she was also working on her second book. ” The reading will be in English.
Isabella Hammad was born in London and lives between the UK and the US. She was awarded the Plimpton Prize for Fiction in 2018 for her short story "Mr Can'aan" and a 2019 O. Henry Prize. Her novel "The Parisian" was published in English in 2019 and is being translated into fifteen languages. It has been awarded a Palestine Book Award and she was a 2019 National Book Foundation "5 under 35" Honoree. The novel is forthcoming in Arabic from Dar al-Tanweer in Cairo.