New Voices for Europe podcast series (2)
A Palestinian in Reykjavík: Can you hear the snow?
Marcia Lynx Qualey in conversation with Mazen Maarouf
The Beirut born and bred Palestinian writer Mazen Maarouf talks about his life in Iceland, where he settled a decade ago, a place that has offered him safety and stability, but where he feels doubly isolated. He lives between the introspective quietness of the local cultural scene he isn’t part of, and the remote vibrancy of the Middle East, that still serves as a source of inspiration for his writing.