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Hassan Daoud

Biography

Hassan Daoud

Hassan Daoud is a Lebanese writer and journalist. Originally from the village of Noumairieh in southern Lebanon, he moved to Beirut as a child with his family. He studied Arabic literature at university. During the Lebanese civil war that broke out in 1975, he worked as a journalist, a profession he has pursued ever since. He served as a correspondent for al-Hayat for 11 years. At present he edits Nawafez, the cultural supplement of the Beiruti newspaper al-Mustaqbal. He has published eight novels and two volumes of short stories. As of 2011, four of the novels have been translated into English.

Hassan Daoud

Books by Hassan Daoud

written by Hassan Daoud, translated by Marilyn Booth - Family & Relationships, Fiction, Literary Fiction
"The Penguin" is a physically deformed young man who lives with his aging mother and father on the hillsides surrounding war-torn Beirut. Mother and father both find their purpose each day in worrying about the future for their son, while he spends his time in an erotic fantasy world, centered on a young woman who lives in the apartment below. Poverty and family crisis go hand in hand as the young man struggles with his isolation and unfulfilled sexual longing.