OSAMAESBER (SYRIAN -)
Osama Esber is a poet, short story writer, translator and publisher. He is member of the editorial board of Fiker Magazine and director of the publishing Bidayat House (Beginnings). Among His poetry collections are: Screens of History (1994), The Accord of Waves (1995), Repeated Sunrise over Exile (2004) and Where He Does not Live (2006). His short story collections are Entitled The Autobiography of Diamonds (1996) Coffee of the Dead (2000), and Rhythms of a Different Time (in process). He has translated works by Michael Ondaatje, Bertrand Russell, Tony Morrison, Nadine Gordimer, and Noam Chomsky, Terry Eaglton, Alan Lightman, to name a few.
BA in Literature Inglese, 1986
Diploma of post-graduate studies in Literature Inglese: 1990
Work: Publisher, editor, translator
Member of the editorial board of Fiker Magazine
Director of the publishing house Bidayat (Beginnings)
Independent translator: Inglese Arabic - Arabic Inglese
Co-cordinator and organizer of the Mediterranean InternationalLiiterary Festival-An annual cultural event-civil society-Syria Jableh (Frozen now to war in the country).
1 - Poetry
- Screens of History , Al-Mustakbal Publishing House, Damascus, 1994.
- The Accord of Waves , Dar Al-Talli'a Al-Jadidah, Damascus, 1995.
- Repeated sunrise over Exile , Attakween Publishing House, Damascus, 2004.
- Where He Does not Live , Bidayat Publishing House, Damascus, 2006.
2 - Short Stories:
- The Diamonds' Autobiography , Al-Mada Publishing House, Damascus, 1996.
- The Coffee of the Dead , Attakween Publishing House, Damascus, 2000.
- The Rhythm of a Different Time , (under publication).
3 - from English Translations into Arabic :
- Michael Ondaatje, the Patient Inglese, Al-Mada Publishing House, Damascus, 1997.
- Bertrand Russell, Religion and Science, Dar al-Talli'a al-Jadidah, Damascus, 1997.
- Tony Morrison, Playing in the Dark, Dar Al-Talli'a al-Jadidah, Damascus, 1999.
- Alain Lightman, Einstein's Dreams, Dar al-Talli'a al-Jadidah, Damascus, 1997.
- Nadine Gordimer, Jump and other Stories, The Nobel Laureates'' Series, al-Mada Publishing House, Damascus, 2001.
- Michael Ondaatje, Anil's Ghost, Ward Publishing House, Ward Publications, Damascus, 2002.
- Lovers of the Lake, Selected Short Stories, Arwad Publishing House, Tartous, 1994.
- Francis Stauner Saunders, Who Paid the Piper, the CIA and the Cultural Cold War, Dar al-Talli'a al-Jadidah, Damascus, 2002.