Ahmad Danny Ramadan

British Columbia

Ahmad Danny Ramadan has written two collections of short stories in Arabic and his articles have been published in The Washington Post, The Guardian and Foreign Policy. His personal experiences as a Syrian refugee and his work with organizations in the Middle East inspired his passion for democracy, social justice and LGBTQ rights. He is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator of QMUNITY, a Queer Resource Centre, and was the Grand Marshal for Vancouver’s Gay Pride Parade 2016. The Clothesline Swing, his first English novel, follows two male lovers during the aftermath of the Arab Spring.


*Note: Programming details have changed since the Festival Program Guide was printed. Ahmad Danny Ramadan is no longer appearing in “Who I Am.”*