Selma Dabbagh


Selma Dabbagh is a British Palestinian writer of fiction who lives in London. Her writing is mainly set in the contemporary Middle East, but it doesn’t have to be. Selma’s first novel, Out of It, was published by Bloomsbury in 2011. It was nominated as a Guardian Book of the Year in 2011 and 2012. She has also produced numerous blogs and pieces of journalism for newspapers and magazines (The Guardian, the LRB, GQ).Selma Dabbagh has also collaborated with film makers in the writing of feature films.

Autobiography for Quais du Polar

Quick journeys through complex political landscapes. Characters are frequently lost, but always clever. Siege settings bring raw passions; curious proclivities. My stories begin life amorphous and transform into dots on my DNA. Maybe on yours too.

Crime favourites

bookSuper Cannes, JG Ballard

movieFunny Games, Michael Haneke (1997)

Noir writer : Anna Kavan