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Awad Saud Awad is Palestinian writer and journalist, he has 15 published books, 3 novels and 10 stories books and 2 studies books about the Palestinian folklore.


Awad Saud Awad was born in 1943 in Job Josef – Safad in Mandatory Palestine. His parents left their home to Syria in 1948 because of the 1948 war. He lived in Khan Al-Shih camp which the UNRWA take the responsibility about it. He got the bachelor of Arts – History -from Damascus University in 1971. In 1970 he married a Lebanese Palestinian woman, Mariam Al-Hamed. They lived their first three years in Khan Al-Shih camp till the war of 1973, they left the camp and lived about six years in Joubar and then moved to Zamalka near Damascus, they have two boys and three girls. He worked as a teacher in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in Damascus – Syria from 1968 to 1996, where he obliged to resign from his work because of the bad treatment from the administration of UNRWA in Syria.


In field of story and novel

He started writing in the 1970s and he published his first stories book for children A Journey to Andromeda Galaxy, in 1981. Since 1981 he became a member of Palestinian Writers and Journalists Union in Damascus – Syria. He became a member of Arab Writers Union – Damascus- Syria, in 1989. he was the president of the Association of the story and the novel in the Arab Writers Union – Damascus, Syria during the years 2005 to 2006 and 2009 to 2010. He delegated by the Arab Writers Union to visit Turkey to provide a study on the history of Story at Syria in June 2008.

In the field of folklore and heritage

He participated actively in the establishment of celebrations for the Palestinian folklore week which was conducted annually in Damascus-Syrian during the 80th of the last century and he was the supervisor of the Palestinian Folklore Heritage artistic bands from 1988 to 1994. He founded the Palestinian Folklore Heritage Center in Damascus- Syria and he was the director of this center during 1991–1996.

Awad Saud Awad is one of the important novelists in Palestine and in Syria, and he is one of the most important Arabic critics of the novel and the story in the modern era. His critical studies which published in Arabic newspapers and magazines, are more than 200 critical studies of Arab writers from different nationalities. Moreover, he has many heritage publications in specialized periodical magazines. He conducted lectures in various Syrian provinces about the Story and Folklore.

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