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Jamal Naji

Jamal Naji

Jamal Naji is a Jordanian short story writer and novelist of Palestinian descent, who was shortlisted for the IPAF in 2010 for his novel I’ndama Thasheekh Al-Dhiaab (When Wolves Got Old). He began writing in 1975 and his published works include: The Road to BalharithTimeThe Remnants of the Last StormsLife on the Edge of DeathThe Night of the FeathersWhat Happened Thursday and The Target. He was awarded the Prize of the Jordanian State 2014 for his narrative writing, is the most prestigious award in Jordan. Naji was president of the Jordanian Writers Association from 2001-2003 and currently works as head of the Intelligentsia Centre for Research and Survey in Amman, Jordan.