Hassan Blasim is an Iraqi-born author and filmmaker who writes in Arabic. His first book, The Madman of Freedom Square, was longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. The Iraqi Christ won the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize. His latest work, The Corpse Exhibition: And Other Stories of Iraq, was selected as one of the Top Ten Books of 2014 by Publishers Weekly. Blasim was selected for the Barnes and Noble US-wide Discover Great Writers program and has been PEN-awarded three times.