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Maya Abu-Alhayyat

Maya Abu-Alhayyat

Maya Abu-Alhayyat has published four poetry collections, four novels, and several books for children. A volume of poems selected and translated by Fady Joudah, You Can Be the Last Leaf, is forthcoming from Milkweed Editions in 2022. Abu-Alhayyat’s writing has been translated into English, French, German, Swedish, and Korean. She lives in Jerusalem and since 2013 has worked as director of the Palestinian Writing Workshop in Birzeit, West Bank, Palestine. (updated 10/2021)

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