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portrait of Samir Grees

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Samir Grees


Samir Grees, born in Cairo in 1962, works as a translator and regularly writes feuilleton articles for several newspapers and magazines in the Arab world. He has received several awards for his literary translations, including the King Abdulla International Translation Prize (2022), the Sheikh Hamad Prize for Translation and International Understanding (2018) and the German-Arabic Translation Prize of the Goethe Institute (2014).