Writer and translator.
He was born in 1975 in Setmanis, a village in Wan (Van). Samî Hêzil graduated from the Department of English Language and Literature at Van Yüzüncü Yıl University in 1999. Hêzil has been translating poems, novels, short stories, and scientific works from English into Kurdish since 2000. His writings and translations have been published in literary and scientific magazines such as Jiyana Rewşen, Zend, W, and Tabularasa. Currently, he teaches Kurdish literature at Kurdî-Der (The Kurdish Language Association) in Van. He has participated in panel discussions, conferences, and workshops on Kurdish language and literature. He writes short stories and scholarly articles in Kurdish. Hêzil has a daughter and lives in Van.
Qelareşk û Bîst Helbestên Din (The Raven and Twenty Other Poems), Edgar Allan Poe, poetry, Bajar Editions, 2004
Serpêhatiyên Ulysses (The Adventures of Ulysses), Charles Lamb, novel, Lîs Editions, 2010
Prensê Bextewar (The Happy Prince), Oscar Wilde, short story, Sîtav Editions, 2015
Sînematografî (Cinematography), Blain Brown, cinema, Middle East Cinema Academy Editions, 2016
Belgefîlm (Documentary), Erik Barnouw, cinema, Middle East Cinema Academy Editions, 2016
Research and scholarship:
Kurte Wêjeya Kurdî (A Short History of Kurdish Literature), Sîtav Editions, 2015
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