Hoda Barakat
  • Gender:Female
  • Year of Birth:1952, Beirut, Lebanon
  • Year of Flourishing:1995
  • Lives in:Paris, France
  • Education:Beirut, Lebanon

Hoda Barakat (Arabic: هدى بركات) (born 1952, Beirut) is an award-winning Lebanese novelist. She spent most of her early life in Beirut before moving to Paris, where she now resides. She has published six novels, two 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 on the margins of society during the Lebanese civil war.

Published works
  • The Stone of Laughter, By (author), Interlink Publishing, 1995, ISBN-13, 9781566561976, Book, Arabic, English
  • The Tillers of Water, By (author), American University in Cairo Press, 2004, ISBN-13, 9789774248634, Book, Arabic, English
  • The Kingdom of this Earth, By (author), Dar Al Adab, 2012, ISBN-13, 9789953892160, Book
  • Voices of the Lost, By (author), Oneworld, 2021, ISBN-13, 9781786077226, Book, Arabic, English
  • Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, France, Winner, 2002
  • Chevalier de l'Ordre du Mérite National, France, Winner, 2008

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