Najwan Darwish is an Arabic-language poet who has been described as "one of the foremost Arabic-language poets of his generation" by The New York Review of Books. He is well known for his first collection of poertry named Nothing More to Lose, which is beautifully translated by Kareem James Abu-Zeid, published in 2000, when he was just 22. Since then, he has been named one of the Hay Festival Beirut’s “best 39 Arab authors under 39” and his work has been translated into at least 15 languages. He is a well known poet, journalist,editor and cultural critic.
He has worked as the Chief Editor of Min wa Ila Magazine and as the cultural critic for Al Akhbar Newspaper from 2006 to 2012, amongst other key positions in cultural journalism. From 2014, he is the Chief Editor of the Cultural Section of Al Araby Al Jadeed newspaper and serves as the literary advisor to the Palestine Festival of Literature. Al-Feel Publications was established by Darwish in 2009 and several books by Palestinian and Arab writers have since been published including Letter's From the Earth's Navel in 2011. Durmiendo en Gaza, Nada más que perder, Nothing More To Lose, Sleeping in Gaza, Je me lèverai un jour, Fabrications etc. are his selected works. He had comments from well known poets and writers . Issa J. Boullata has described Darwish's work as "a welcome change in poetic writing in Arabic, Sara Irvings of The Electric Intifada called him "one of Arabic literature’s biggest new stars", praising him for avoiding "slogans and stock images".