Rasha Abbas

Rasha Abbas is a Syrian writer and journalist based in Berlin, where she is culture editor at prominent Syrian opposition media outlet Aljumhuriya.net. Her debut short story collection, Adam Hates TV [in Arabic] (al-Amana al-ʿamma li-htifaliyyat Dimashq ʿasimat al-thaqafa, 2008), was awarded a prize for emerging writers at the Damascus Capital of Arab Culture festival, and her collections The Invention of German [in Arabic] (10/11 Publishing Group, 2016) and The Gist of It [in Arabic] (Dar al-Mutawassit, 2017) have both been translated into German to critical acclaim.