Prize-winning poet, essayist, dramatist and actor Ramsey Nasr was born in 1974 in Rotterdam into a Palestinian-Dutch family. He was voted Poet Laureate of the Netherlands in 2009. A man of many passions, including classical music, drama, poetry and travel, as city poet of Antwerp in 2005 his appearances were attended like pop concerts. To read about Ramsey Nasr's appearances at World Literature Weekend in London (June 2011), click [url=http://www.banipal.co.uk/events/66/18-june-2011/]here[/url]. To listen to Ramsey Nasr on The Forum, BBC World Service, click [url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00hcs2d]here[/url].