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Ramsey Nasr

Ramsey Nasr

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Ramsey Nasr (b. 1974) is an actor, poet, writer and director. In 2000 he made his debut as a poet with the collection 27 Poems & No Song. In 2005 he was the city poet laureate of Antwerp and from 2009 to 2013 the national poet laureate of the Netherlands. Nasr has been awarded numerous prizes for both his writing and acting work. He is a member of International Theater Amsterdam and regularly publishes opinion pieces about art and politics.


Recent title – English material

De fundamenten (The Foundations), 2021

Press on The Foundations:

‘A pamphlet like a bugle call. Nasr pulls out all the stops in his literary figures of speech, and what a feast that is! […] His siren demands to be heard, twice over.’ - NRC Handelsblad

‘His views are sympathetic and testify to a deep humanism, his style is eloquent and self-aware.’ - Tzum