jina khayyer is a writer, poet, journalist, academic and curator.

khayyer studied painting at the bauhaus in dessau and journalism at the deutsche journalisten schule in munich.


since the late nineties khayyer has contributed to newspapers like die zeit, süddeutsche zeitung and die welt (germany),

to era-defining pop-cultural magazines like 032cthe gentlewomanfantastic manzeit magazinpurple magazine, monopol, pin-up, the happy reader and french newspaper libération, portraying the greatest artists of her time from the fields of fashion, film, art and music. 


khayyer is best known for questioning and challenging the concepts of race, identity  heritage, gender, desire and misfit and for exploring such questions as how-not-to-break.
since 2006 khayyer lives and works in paris, france. 


since 2010 khayyer has released several short stories.

the first one lust not love was published in 032c.

the trilogy allahu akbar was published 2012 in the germans and lust and love 2012/2013 was published by filed under.

in september 2015 her first book, älter als jesus, a genre-bending memoir, was published.


khayyer writes in german and in english, speaks fluently french and her mother tongue farsi.