Joumana Haddad

Joumana Haddad (1970, Beirut) is a poet, translator and journalist. She is head of the cultural pages in prestigious An Nahar newspaper, as well as the administrator of the IPAF Literary Prize (often referred to as the ‘Arab Booker’) and the editor-in-chief of Jasad magazine, an Arabic cultural magazine specialising in the literature and arts of the body. She has published several widely acclaimed poetry collections, including I Did Not Commit Enough Errors, Lilith's Return, The Panther Hiding at the Base of her Shoulders, Bad Habits, and The Mirrors of Passers By. Her books have been translated into many languages and published internationally. Speaking seven languages, she has also published several works of translation, including a compilation of Lebanese modern poetry in Spanish, and more recently an anthology of 150 poets who committed suicide in the 20th century.

Anthologies featuring Joumana Haddad

Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East

For all we think we know of the conflict and exoticism of the region, nothing opens more doors to what we don’t than its writing. Here, ten short stories by new and established writers have been selected and translated in English for the first time, to open just such a door…

Collections edited by Joumana Haddad

Madinah: City Stories from the Middle East

For all we think we know of the conflict and exoticism of the region, nothing opens more doors to what we don’t than its writing. Here, ten short stories by new and established writers have been selected and translated in English for the first time, to open just such a door…