Curator Ahmed Al-Nawas and Iraqi writer Hassan Blasim talk the loss of national archives and Blasim’s search for music.
Hassan Blasim is a poet, filmmaker and short story writer. He lives in Finland since 2004. His debut short story collection,‘The Madman of Freedom Square’ was published by Comma Press in 2009. It was long-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2010. ‘The Iraqi Christ’,his second collection of short stories were published by Comma Press in 2013 and it won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2014. Both short story collections have been translated into several languages. He has made numerous short films and documentaries for Finnish television.
Ahmed Al-Nawas is a curator, producer and member of the Third Space Collective