Georges Tarabichi, Syrian writer and translator, Died at 77


Georges Tarabichi was born in 1939, in Aleppo, and died on March 16, 2016.

He was a Syrian writer and translator.

Georges Tarabichi has translated over 200 books, including works by Hegel, Freud, Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir.

Georges Tarabichi was educated at the University of Damascus, where he gained a B.A. in Arabic and a M.A. in education.

He was director of Damascus Radio from 1963 to 1964.

He served as chief editor of the Journal for his Arab Studies from 1972 to 1984 and of Unity Magazine from 1984 to 1989.

George left Lebanon for France during the civil war and now lives in Paris.

Georges Tarabichi was chair of judges for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, during in 2012.

Georges Tarabichi passed away at 77 yrs old.