• Mahmoud Darwish
Mahmoud Darwish

Mahmoud Darwish was the winner of the 2001 Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom. Before his death in 2008, he published more than twenty books, including The Adam of Two EdensWhy Have You Left the Horse Alone, and Eleven Planets. Mr. Darwish also authored the Palestinian Declaration of Independence, written in 1988. In 2002, a new English translation of his Selected Poems was published in the United States.