Eyad Barghuthy was born in Nazareth in 1980. He graduated from the Baptist High School there, then studied sociology and political science at Tel Aviv University. In 2006, he published a collection of short stories called ‘Nuduuj’ (‘Maturity’). His short story collection ‘Bayn Al-Buyuut’ (‘Among the houses’) was awarded a young writer’s motivation award by the A. M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah in 2008 and was published by Dar Malaamih Publishers (Cairo/Beirut) in 2011.
In 2009, his tale ‘Al-Samma‘ah’ (The Headset) was awarded a prize in the Sea of Words short story competition (Anna Lindh Foundation and European Institute of the Mediterranean). Barghuthy has also written four plays and the script for a short film. He is editor for the weekly Fasl Al-Maqaal journal and Project Director for the Arab Cultural Association in Nazareth. He lives in Acre.
Read Eyad’s short story A fateful meal here: