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Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Jonas Hassen  Khemiri

Jonas Hassen Khemiri, born in Sweden in 1978, is the author of three novels and six plays. His first novel, One Eye Red, received the Borås Tidning award for best literary debut. His second novel, Montecore, won several literary awards including the Swedish Radio Award for best novel of the year and the PO Enquist Literary Prize for the most promising young European writer. Mr. Khemiri’s books and plays have been translated into more than fifteen languages. In 2011 he received a Village Voice Obie Award for playwriting. His plays include Invasion! (USA, France, Belgium, Germany -11 different productions, Austria, Switzerland, UK, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, South Korea, Norway; English translation published by Samuel French), God Times Five (USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, UK), We Are A Hundred (USA, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Norway, Denmark), and Apathy For Beginners (Germany, Austria, Switzerland). Other accomplishments and awards include International Residency for Emerging Playwrights (Royal Court, London), Scholarship from the Swedish Academy, and shortlist for the August Prize for Montecore (2006); Swedish Theatre Biennial selection for Invasion!, Per Olov Enquist Prize for Young Authors Facing the Future, VI magazine Literary Prize for Montecore, Colombine Scholarship for playwriting, and the Bellman Award (2007); Swedish Radio’s Prize for Best Short Story (2008); HEDDA prize for best play for We Who Are Hundred (Norway) and DAAD Berliner Künstlerprogramm Writer in Residency (Germany) (2009); John Fante Literary Prize for Montecore (Italy) (2010); and the Ibsen Prize for playwriting and Henning Mankell scholarship (2011).


Samuel French Titles by Jonas Hassen Khemiri