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Navid Kermani

Distinguished writer and public intellectual Navid Kermani is one of Germany’s most important authors and at the same time on of its most eminent political voices. His outstanding essays, reports, and books are characterized by his subtle and astute observations on the power of culture, its contradictions and fragility.

Navid Kermani has obtained a habilitation in oriental studies and is a member of the German Academy for Language and Literature. He has held various posts as visiting professor. From 2000 to 2003 he was a Long Term Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin and spent the year 2008 as a Villa Massimo stipendiary in Rome. Kermani has received a number of awards for his novels, essays, reports and monographies, among them the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

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