23. ilb 06. – 16.09.2023

Leila Chammaa

born in 1965 in Beirut, Lebanon, Chammaa has lived in Germany since 1975. In Berlin, she studied Islamic and Arabic studies, political science, and German as a foreign language. Since 1990, she has been translating Arabic literature into German (Elias Khoury, Sahar Khalifeh, Khalid al-Khamissi, Ghalib Halasa, Girgis Shoukry, Qassim Haddad, among others). She also provides interpreting, moderates readings, and works as a consultant for publishers.