Diaa Jubaili


Diaa Jubaili (b. 1977, Basra, Iraq) is the author of eight novels and three short-story collections, including What Will We Do Without Calvino?, winner of the Tayeb Salih International Award for Creative Writing, and No Windmills in Basra. He was a contributor to the short-story collection Iraq +100 and has written for the Guardian.

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    Photo by Olga Serjantu / Unsplash Whatever happened in the neighborhood, ‘Ubayd was said to be behind it. Disappearing water pumps and gas cylinders, broken streetlights, and fires in the farmers’ ma…