Hoda Barakat is an award-winning Lebanese novelist.

Born in 1952, she lived most of her early life in Beirut before moving to Paris, where she now resides. She has published novels, plays, a book of short stories, and a book of memoirs. Her works are originally written in Arabic and have been translated into English, Hebrew, French, Italian, Spanish, Turkish, Romanian, Dutch, and Greek. Her work often explores themes of trauma and war; three of her early novels are narrated by male characters living in the margins of society during the Lebanese civil war.

Hoda Barakat was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2015.

Hoda Barakat