Jonas Hassen Khemiri

Jonas Hassen Khemiri, born in Sweden in 1978, is the author of four novels and six plays. His second novel, Montecore, (published by Knopf in 2011) won several literary awards including the Swedish Radio Award for best novel of the year. Khemiri’s work has been translated into more than fifteen languages and his plays have been performed by over fifty international companies. In 2011 Invasion! premiered in New York and Khemiri was awarded a Village Voice Obie Award for Playwriting.