Fady Joudah is a Palestinian-American, physician and member of Doctors Without Borders. His first collection of poetry, The Earth in the Attic, won the 2007 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition judged by Louise Glück, and was published by Yale University Press in 2008. His later collections Alight (2013) and Textu (2014) were published by Copper Canyon Press. His translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s The Butterfly’s Burden (Copper Canyon Press, USA; Bloodaxe Books, UK, 2007) won the Saif Ghobash–Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation in 2008 and was a finalist for the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation. His translation of Ghassan Zaqtan’s Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me (Yale University Press, 2012) won the Griffin International Poetry Prize in 2013.
Books by Fady Joudah