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Liana Badr


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Alma mater
BierZeit University and Beirut Arab University

The eye of the mirror, A balcony over the Fakihani, A compass for the sunflower

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Liana Badr (born 1950 in Jerusalem) is a Palestinian novelist, and short story writer.



She is a novelist, story writer, journalist, poet and cinema director. She was raised in Jericho. She studied at the University of Jordan. She graduated from the Beirut Arab University with a BA in philosophy and psychology. Liana studied at the Lebanese University. She earned her M.A from BierZeit university. She lived in Beirut and worked as an editor for Al Hurriyya.

After 1982, she moved to Damascus, then Tunis, and Amman. She returned to Palestine in 1994.

She worked in the Palestinian Ministry of Culture (PMC) as a general director for the Arts. She worked in the Cinematic Archive through their Audiovisual department. She was editor of Dafater Thaqafiyya.


  • بوصلة من أجل عباد الشمس: رواية ؛ شرفة على الفاكهاني : قصص (Compass of the Sunflower) دار الثقافة الجديدة, 1989
  • جحيم ذهبي: قصص (Hell of Gold: stories), دار الاداب،, 1991
  • نجوم أريحا (Jericho Stars), دار الهلال،,1993
  • زنابق الضوء (Lillies light) 1998 دار شرقيات للنشر واالتوزيع,
  • Works in English

  • A compass for the sunflower, Women's Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-7043-5037-3
  • A Balcony over the Fakihani. Translator Peter Clark, Christopher Tingley. Interlink Books. 1993. ISBN 978-1-56656-464-9. 
  • The Stars of Jericho, 1993
  • The Eye of the Mirror, Translator Samira Kawar, Garner, 1994, ISBN 978-1-85964-020-3; Garnet, 2008, ISBN 978-1-85964-201-6
  • Anthologies

  • Salma Khadra Jayyusi, ed. (2005). "Colors". Modern Arabic fiction: an anthology. Columbia University Press. ISBN 978-0-231-13254-1. 
  • Denys Johnson-Davies, ed. (2006). "from The Land of Stone and Thyme". The Anchor book of modern Arabic fiction. Random House Digital, Inc. ISBN 978-1-4000-7976-6. 
  • "March of the Dinosaurs". Freedom: Stories Celebrating the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Random House Digital, Inc. 2011. ISBN 978-0-307-58883-8. 
  • Filmography

  • Fadwa: A Tale of a Palestinian Poetess. 52 min, 1999.
  • Zeitounat. 37 min, 2000.
  • The Green Bird. 37 min, 2002.
  • Siege ( A Writer's Diary). 33 min. 2003
  • The Gates are Open. Sometimes! 2006. 42 min.
  • A match on Thursday Afternoon. 2006. 3 min.
  • Al QUds – My City . 2010. 52 min
  • References

    Liana Badr Wikipedia

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