Omar Berrada


Biography

Omar Berrada is a writer, translator and critic who grew up in Casablanca and lives in Paris. Between 2004 and 2007, he was a producer for French National Radio and hosted La nuit la poésie and Lumières d’août on France Culture. He curated the Tangier International Book Salon in 2008, and hosted talks and conferences at the Centre Pompidou in Paris between 2006 and 2009. He currently directs the library and translation centre at Dar al-Ma’mûn in Marrakesh (www.dam-arts.org). He is a member of Double Change, a French and American association devoted to poetry and translation, and the intercultural arts foundation Tamaas.  He recently co-translated into French. Jalal Toufic’s The Withdrawal of Tradition Past a Surpassing Disaster (forthcoming, Les Prairies ordinaires, 2011).