Hoda Barakat

Hoda Barakat

Hoda Barakat was born in Beirut in 1952. She studied French Literature at the Lebanese University and moved to Paris with her family in 1989. She has published five novels and two plays. Her novels have been translated into several languages and received numerous prestigious prize nominations. The Tiller of Waters (2000) was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature while her fifth novel, The Kingdom of This Earth, (2012) was longlisted for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2013. In 2015, she was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize (at the time awarded in recognition of an author's body of work). She currently lives in France.