Hasan Namir is a poet and novelist from Vancouver. His debut book, the novel God in Pink published in 2015, won the Lambda Literary Award for best gay fiction. Set in war-torn Iraq in 2003, God in Pink tells the story of a young queer Muslim man named Ramy who is pressured to find a wife by his strict brother and sister-in-law. In Namir's first poetry collection, the 2019 book War / Torn, the writer offers a spiritual exploration of religion and masculinity.
CBC Books named Namir a writer to watch in 2019.
- How this author learned his gay and Muslim identities could coexist — and found hope in the process
- 19 Canadian writers to watch in 2019