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Works of Radical Imagination

Jordan Elgrably

Author photo of Jordan Elgrably. Taken by Sandrine Arons.

JORDAN ELGRABLY is a Franco-American and Moroccan writer and translator, whose stories and creative nonfiction have appeared in numerous anthologies and reviews, including ApuléeSalmagundi, and The Paris Review. He is the editor of Stories from the Center of the World: New Middle East Fiction (City Lights 2024) and co-editor with Malu Halasa of Sumūd: a New Palestinian Reader (Seven Stories Press 2024). He attended the American University of Paris and cut his teeth as a journalist based in Paris, writing for the International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Libération and other publications, and in Madrid, where he wrote for El País, El Europeo, Vogue et alia. He was the founder and director of the Levantine Cultural Center/The Markaz in Los Angeles (2001-2020), and producer of the play Sarah’s War (written by Valerie Dillman), as well as the stand-up comedy show The Sultans of Satire (2005-2017), along with hundreds of other public programs, including a series of concerts in the World Festival of Sacred Music Los Angeles, launched by the Dalai Lama. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the Rachel Corrie Conscience and Courage Award from the ADC, an Ariane de Rothschild Fellowship, and grants from Open Society Foundations and Hawthornden. He is based in Montpellier, France and California.