Earlier this month we got the chance to speak with the incredible Danny Ramadan. Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate.
His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won multiple awards. His children’s Book Salma the Syrian Chef, continues to receive accolades. Both books were translated to multiple languages.
His short stories and essays appeared in publications across North America and Europe.
Ramadan’s forthcoming novel, The Foghorn Echoes (2022), and his memoir, Crooked Teeth (2024), to be released by Penguin Random House.
Through his fundraising efforts, Ramadan raised over $200,000 for Syrian LGBTQ+ identifying refugees.
Ramadan graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing, and lives in Vancouver with his husband, Matthew Ramadan.
If you're interested in his fundraising event you can find more information here: RBC Presents: An Evening in Damascus 2021
This is the website for Rainbow Refugees: Helping LGBTQ+ Refugees Resettle in Canada - Rainbow Refugee Vancouver