Najem Wali



Born 1956, is an Iraqi writer who lives in Germany. He is a regular contributor to the Süddeutsche Zeitung, Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Die Zeit. He was awarded the Bruno Kreisky Prize for his engagement. Recently published in German: Soad und das Militär, 2021.

Najem Wali has something that eludes most opponents of the Middle East conflict: empathy and the willingness to see things from the adversary’s viewpoint as well.
Klara Obermüller, Neue Zürcher Zeitung

Participant of the European Literature Days 2015, 2016 and 2021.