Anton Shammas

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Anton Shammas is a Palestinian novelist, playwright, poet, essayist and translator. He was born in 1950 in Fassuta, Israel, and lived in Haifa and Jerusalem, where he studied at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He edited the Ash-Sharq Arabic monthly literary magazine in Jerusalem from 1970 to 1975, and worked as a free-lance journalist and columnist for the Hebrew newspapers Kol-Ha’eer, and Ha’eer. He has been living since 1987 in the United States, and teaching at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor since 1989.

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