Farid Farid


Farid Farid is coming to Parramatta City Library for the lunch hour author talk on Wednesday, 2nd Nov, from 1 -2 pm. He’ll talk about Middle East, its culture and politics.

Farid Farid is a final year doctoral candidate and freelance writer based at the Centre for Cultural Research -UniversityofWestern Sydney. His thesis examines the cultural politics of trauma and loss amongst exiled Iraqi artists & writers inSydney. He has been published in various international and national journals including Le Monde Diplomatique, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Age, The Australian Literary Review, New Matilda,Eureka Street, Social Semiotics, borderlands, Real Time Arts & Art Link.

He is a regular cultural commentator on ABC News 24, The Drum, triple J, ABC Radio National and SBS Arabic Radio providing his observations on the political and cultural dynamics of the Arab world and its diaspora as part of his research. Farid is a member of the Arab Film Festival of Australia Committee, was a judge of the 2011 NSW Premiers’ Literary Awards as well as chair of the prestigious NSW Writers’ Fellowship judging panel. Most recently he participated at Sydney Writers’ Festival and is an invited guest at Brisbane Writers’ Festival later this year.