Sayed Kashua, 1975-

Kashua is a Palestinian-Israeli author and columnist born in Tira in Israel’s Arab Triangle. Writing mostly in Hebrew about being an outsider in Israeli society, he became the state’s most prolific Arab author. He wrote the semiautobiographical TV series “Arab Labor,” which ran in Israel from 2007 to 2012. Since 2018, he has been a doctoral student and instructor at Washington University in St. Louis.

Photo: Moshe Milner, Israeli Government Press Office