• Born in 1948 Beirut-Lebanon.
  • Completed his higher education at the Lebanese University (Beirut), and the University of Paris.
  • Editor at (Shu’un Filastin(Palestinian affairs) 1979-1995.
  • Editorial director of Al-Karmel,1981-1982.
  • Editorial director of the Cultural section, Al-Safir, Beirut 1983-1990.
  • Member of the Editorial Board, (Mawaqif).
  • Collaborated with Editorial Board, (Al-Tareeq).
  • Technical Manager, Beirut Theatre 1992-1998.
  • Co-director of the September Festival of Contemporary Arts, 1997-2000.
  • Currently Editor-in-Chief, the cultural supplement of An-Nahar.
  • Professor at Columbia University in New York, 1981-1982.
  • Professor at the American University in Beirut and the Lebanese University.
  • Novels were translated into English, French, German, Italian, Swedish, Norwegian and Hebrew. 

Most Prominent Awards:

  1. Palestinian Novel Award, for his novel Bab-el-Shams (Gate of the Sun) – 1998.
  2. Translated Novel Award, for his translation of The Kingdom of Strangers – 1996.

Most Prominent Work:

  1. The Little Mountain
  2. The Gates of the City
  3. Al-wujuh al-baida’
  4. The Journey of Little Ghandhi
  5. Kingdom of Strangers
  6. Majma’ al-Asrar
  7. Gate of the Sun
  8. Ra’ihat al-Sabun
  9. Al-mubtada’ wa’l-khabar (Collection of stories)

Research and Studies:

  1. Al-dhakira al-mafquda
  2. The Time of Occupation 

Address: 
Tel: 01-788356 – Fax: 01 – 340960 –   An-Nahar, P.O. Box 011-226

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