Fellowship : From April to June 2019

Discipline(s) : Literature

Area(s) of expertise : Writer

Pays : Lebanon


Elias Khouri is a lebanese writer, editor and professor. Born in Beirut 1948, he finished his studies at the lebanese university of Beirut, and was a Global Distinguished Professor at New York University.

He was the editor of the Weekly Supplement of the newspaper An-Nahar, the co-editor of Al-Karmel Journal, and he is now the editor of the Journal of Palestinian Studies.

He published 13 novels, 4 books of litterary criticism, and articles in international journals. His novels are translated into 15 languages.

Besides being a public intellectual, he was the artistic director of the theatre of Beirut, and the co-director of the Ayloul Festival for Contemporary Arts.

Research project : Présent-Absent

Elias Khouri be starting the third volume of his trilogy « Children of The Ghetto »,with the title « The Present-Absent ». In this third volume, the author continues his investigation of the palestinian condition, which represents the exile of the Men in a postmodern world that has lost its values. Why the Present is absent ? This theme epitomise the refugies, the uprooted, and the marginals of our time.

The palestinian condition  will be the mirror of the oppressed, and the palestinian becomes the jew of the jews.


KHOURI, Elias. Les Enfants du Ghetto, Je m’appelle Adam,Paris : Actes Sud, 2018,355p.

KHOURI, Elias. Sinalcol ,Paris : Actes Sud,2013, 478p.

 KHOURI , Elias. Comme Si Elle Dormait, Paris : Actes Sud,2007, 389p.

KHOURI, Elias. Yalo, Paris : Actes Sud, 2004, 330p.

KHOURI, Elias. La Porte DU Soleil,Pais : Actes Sud, 2004, 700p.