Edward Said

2001 Lannan Literary Award for Lifetime Achievement

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Edward Said, a renowned cultural and literary critic, was born in Jerusalem, Palestine, and was educated there, in Egypt, and the United States.

His books include Orientalism; The Question of Palestine; Covering Islam; Culture and Imperialism; Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography; Representations of the Intellectual; and The Politics of Dispossession. He has also published a memoir, Out of Place.

Mr. Said is University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University.

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