Famed Palestinian poet Mourid Barghouti was born in Ramallah, Palestine.
His Collected Works were published in 1997, followed by A Small Sun, his first poetry book to be translated in English.
His Midnight and Other Poems received the Palestine Award for Poetry and his autobiographical narrative Ra’ytu Ramallah (I Saw Ramallah) won the Naguib Mahfouz Award for Literature in 1997. Its follow-up, I Was Born There, I Was Born Here, was critically-acclaimed.
He is the husband of the late Egyptian novelist Radwa Ashour and has one son, Tamim Albarghouti, also a poet and visiting author at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017.