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Narmin Kamal (Azerbaijani: Nərmin Kamal) - Azerbaijani author, novelist and essayist.
Alongside Azerbaijan, her fiction and creative non-fiction appeared in various publications including the New York Times, Der Spiegel, Qantara.de, and she was a long-time columnist for BBC's Azerbaijani Service. As an independent voice from Azerbaijan, she has been widely published in international anthologies including "Glückliche Wirkungen: Eine literarische Reise in bessere Welten" (2017, Ullstein Buchverlage). She contributed text to the installation Translated By held at SALT Galata in 2012 and its associated book (ISBN 978-9944-731-28-7 Search this book on .), published with the support of the British Council.
As a novelist she made her debut with "Aç, mənəm" (2010, Baku, Qanun Publishing), critically acclaimed, won the Imadaddin Nasimi Prize and Young Novelist RFE/Radio Liberty Prize for debut novels in Baku.
Kamal has degrees in philosophy and history of philosophy. Her PhD dissertation on Umberto Eco and Post-modern Philosophy was published in 2008 and 2012 in Baku (Qanun Publishing). She was a visiting researcher at University of Navarra of Spain and obtained residence as a guest researcher/PhD student from Bologna University of Italy.
She was one of twelve European writers invited to write an essay for the young.euro.connect German festival. She was among the six invited to the readings in Berlin and Munich in 2008. She was a writer-in-residence at Kulturkontakt, Austria/Vienna in 2011.
In an earlier life, she was one of the founder members of AYO (Azad Yazarlar Ocagi), which was a kind of Bloomsbury Group of Azerbaijan. She served as a deputy editor at Alatoran (2004-2008), the first independent literature magazine in Azerbaijan after the totalitarian era of the Soviet Soc-realism. The magazine soon became the voice of a generation. Alatoran published new generation Azerbaijani writers, as well as translations from new American and European literature as well as Russian post-modern authors, and established itself as the leading voice of a new generation literary intellectuals in Azerbaijan. The literary group is known today mostly for its dissident voice criticizing the state policy and certain tendencies of the society.
Awards and recognition
- 2010 - Imadəddin Nəsimi Fiction Prize
- 2011 - "Young Novelist", Radio Liberty Azerbaijani Service's Debut Novel Prize
- 2010 - The first place among 67 essays at the essay competition titled "The Life and Thoughts of an Azerbaijani Woman", organized in Baku with support of the Women Forum and British Embassy in Baku.
- 2011 - Milo Dor Stipendium, Austria/Vienna
- 2015 - Rafig Tagi Award
- 2016 - Shortlisted at "Rodnoy Dom" Belarus Short Story Competition
Books and anthologies
- Yaquar yerişli zaman. Almanax. 2003, Adiloğlu nəşriyyatı
- "Umberto Eco və Postmodernizm fəlsəfəsi", Qanun nəşriyyatı, 2008, 2012
- "Freiheit. Ich verstehe das Wort nicht, weil ich sie nie entbehren musste", Munich, 2009
- "Aç, mənəm", Qanun nəşriyyatı, 2010
- Küçədən keçən adam haqda yazılar, Alatoran Yayınları, 2017
- Glückliche Wirkungen: Eine literarische Reise in bessere Welten (German Edition), 2017
- "Translated By: SALT Galata April 6 – July 8, 2012". SALT. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Translated By". SALT. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
- "Young Euro Connect". Young Euro Connect. Retrieved 2009-05-03.
- "Azerbaijani Enlightenment", by Nermin Kamal, Deutsche Welle
- Modern Azerbaijani Anthology of Poetry Published in London
- Old World but Oil Rich in Azerbaijan, The New York Times
- Umberto Eco and Philosophy of Postmodernism. Available only in Azerbaijani and in Italian. The Summary
- Freiheit. Ich verstehe das Wort nicht, weil ich sie nie entbehren musste
- - South Caucasus is a part of Europe
- - "Baku-Astana", by ZDF German TV channel, Aspekte
- Writer in Residence, Vienna, Kulturkontakt
- - Translated By, The Audio-exhibition held in Istanbul in 2011, Curated by Charles Arsène-Henry & Shumon Basar, Published by AbeBooks
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