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[20 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 170 views]
Hoda Barakat to Il Manifesto: “Exile has little to do with geography”

By Guido Caldion, for Il Manifesto, published on November 15h, 2015
Hoda Barakat is among the most famous and brilliant Lebanese authors. She has lived in Paris for the past thirty years, at Place de la République, the epicentre of the terrorist attack that hit the French capital. Deeply knowledgeable about the works of Marcel Proust and Robert Musil, but also about the Arab poets of the ninth and tenth centuries, Barakat investigates the symbols and history of the Middle Eastern countries, returning to the crisis in that part of the world…
Born in 1952 in Beirut to a Christian …

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[8 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 216 views]
Hoda Barakat at Sharjah’s International Book Fair:  ‘Genres are not of writers’ concern’

Sharjah: It is not a writer’s job to categorise his or her book into any particular genre, it is for readers or critics to decide, a panel of Arab writers echoed during a literary session on the first evening of Sharjah International Book Fair 2015.
In a session on similarities between literary genres, a panel of renowned Arab writers Dr Shukri Al Makhbout, Fatima Sultan Al Mazroui and Hoda Barakat shared their thoughts on the similarities between genres and how writers are least bothered about the issues of classification of their …

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[19 May 2015 | No Comment | 122 views]
The winner of the International Man Booker Prize will be announced tonight

The winner of the International Man Booker Prize will be announced tonight, meanwhile, below is an interview of Hoda Barkat, published by The Guardian on May 13th. Go the The Guardian‘s website for the interviews of all other authors on the shortlist.

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[4 May 2015 | No Comment | 240 views]
Hoda Barakat’s “The kingdom of this earth”

With the story of the people of Bsharre, a small Maronite community in the Northern mountains of Lebanon, Barakat tackles the broad and difficult question of minorities in the Middle-East and elsewhere: 

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[4 May 2015 | No Comment | 285 views]
Representing a new author! – Hoda Barakat

I am happy and proud to announce that RAYA agency has recently started representing Hoda Barakat for all her works, for world translation rights.
Hoda Barakat has published 5 novels, 2 plays, and chronicles. Her work has been translated in many languages, and has received several awards.

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[3 May 2015 | No Comment | 296 views]
Le Monde des Livres’ beautiful review of Hoda Barakat’s “The kingdom of this earth”

This article by Catherine Simon, was published in French, by Le Monde des Livres
September 2012
What follows is an approximate translation into English.
 
A historical novel, then? A parody rather. The stories told here are full of errors, as childhood memories and village gossip usually are. This is one of the strokes of genius of this kaleidoscopic book, an almost ethnological dive of a writer among her people: everything is truthful, nothing is quite true. It was nice to come across the shadows of Mussolini and Petain, President Chamoun or that of General …