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[8 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 202 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 | 116 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 | 231 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 | 270 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 | 267 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 …

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[5 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 129 views]
Barakat, shortlisted for the International Man Booker Prize 2015

In the Spring of 2015, Hoda Barakat was on the shortlist of the International Man Booker Prize.
Discover her latest novel, The Kingdom of this Earth!