Ahmed Saadawi

Ahmed Saadawi

Ahmed Saadawi is an Iraqi novelist, poet and screenwriter, born in 1973 in Baghdad, where he works as a documentary filmmaker. He is the author of a volume of poetry, Anniversary of Bad Songs (2000), and three novels, The Beautiful Country (2004), Indeed He Dreams or Plays or Dies (2008) and Frankenstein in Baghdad (2013), for which he was awarded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. He has won several prizes and in 2010 was selected for the Beirut39, as one of the 39 best Arabic authors below the age of forty.

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