Ines Abassi (born 1982) is a Tunisian poet, children`s writer, translator, and novelist. She has published four volumes of poetry, including Secrets of the Wind (2004), winner of the Tunisian Poetry Prize; Archive of the Blind (2007), winner of the CREDIF prize, Tunis; A Swoop of Kohl (2016) and Poems of Bordeaux (2021).
She is also the author of the collections of short stories Tales of the Korean Scheherezade (2010; second edition 2013), which grew out of a six-month residency in Seoul, and Hashasha (2013), and the novel Bourguiba`s House (2017). She is also the translator from French to Arabic of Kim Thuy’s Ru (2016) and Jose Mauro de Vasconcelos’s My Sweet Orange Tree (2017) Father’s profession (2021) and from English to Arabic of Angela Marsons’s Silent Scream (2017).
Her work has been published in numerous periodicals, and has been translated into English, French, Korean, Danish, and Swedish. She was the executive publisher of Dar Anahla Saghira (The Little Bee House) from 2014 to 2016 and published a number of children’s books.
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