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Danny Ramadan

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. He currently serves as the Writer-in-Residence at the Haig-Brown House in Campbell River, BC.

British Columbia


The Clothesline Swing. 2017, Nightwood Editions
Salma the Syrian Chef. 2020, Annick Press
The Foghorn Echoes. 2022, Penguin Random House
Salma Builds a Home. 2023, Annick Press
Crooked Teeth. 2024, Penguin Random House


Independent Publisher Award for LGBT Fiction for The Clothesline Swing, 2018
The Canadian Authors Association’s award for Best Fiction for The Clothesline Swing, 2018
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