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Joël László | Research Trip

Egypt | Literature

four weeks — Literature

Joël László was born in Zürich in 1982 and lives in Basel, where he studied Middle Eastern Studies and History. He works as a writer, playwright and translator. For the Basel based Lenos publishing house, he is currently translating a novel from Arabic to German. His plays include «Lullaby for Baran» which won the audience awards at the Münchner Kammerspiele Long Night of New Plays in 2016 and the Heidelberger Stückemarkt in 2017.

László has been a writer in residence at the Theater Basel where his play «The Conspirator» was staged by András Dömötör in 2018. In 2019 his radio play «Ante or the Tuna Fish» was aired by the Bayrische Rundfunk.

In 2020 his adaption and modernization of Wolfram von Eschenbachs epic poem «Parzival» will be staged by Theater Marie and in a collection of stories of Swiss authors published by the Berlin based Suhrkamp Verlag his contribution «Sinai», set partially in Cairo, is bound to appear.

László will be in Egypt for four weeks to attend the Cairo International Book Fair, and connect with Egyptian writers and publishers.