100 Most Powerful Arab Women 2011
Nathalie Handal
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Nathalie Handal

Industry: Culture & Society

Designation: Poet, writer, playwright

Country: New York/Paris/Palestine

Occupation: Poet, writer, playwright

An award-winning poet, playwright, and writer, Nathalie Handal
is a truly global figure. She studied poetry at Bennington
College in the US, drama and English at the University of London
and fiction in Humber College in Canada.

Handal has lived across the world including  Europe, the US, the Caribbean, Latin America and
the Arab world and lectures to students from Africa to New York’s Columbia University.
She has also been involved either as a writer, director or producer in over twenty
theatrical and/or film productions worldwide.

Of Palestinian origin, her work has been published globally and
has been translated into more than fifteen languages.