Ramsey Nasr

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Ramsey Nasr (1974) is an actor and poet/writer. In 1995 he gained wide acclaim for both writing and performing the monologue The Persistent Player (De doorspeler), for which he received the Philip Morris Scholarship Award. In 2000 he made his debut as a poet with the volume 27 Poems and No Song (27 gedichten & Geen lied), which was nominated for the C. Buddingh' Prize 2000 and has sold more than 2000 copies to date.

His second monologue No Song (Geen lied) won him both the Mary Dresselhuys prize 2000 en the Taalunie Playwright's prize 2000, and was also nominated for the Louis d'Or 2000, the most prestigious drama prize in The Netherlands. He held the Vincent van Gogh lecture 2000. He performed onstage as an actor in Holland, Flanders and Palestine and as a poet during festivals such as De Wintertuin, Crossing Border and Poetry International Rotterdam. In 2001 he read at both The Nights (De Nachten; held in Holland and Flanders) and the national Poetry Night (De Nacht van de Poëzie) in Utrecht.

He was commissioned to write a short novel for the national Dutch Week of The Book (Boekenweek, 2001) , entitled Captain Birdbrain & The Two Cultures (Kapitein Zeiksnor & De Twee Culturen).

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