Carefully Curated
The Lebanese poet Hanane Aad has lived in Vienna, Austria, since 2009. She is a journalist working in the print media, radio and television. She is also a translator. She has published 5 books in Beirut, Lebanon, 4 of which are collections of poetry: 2010: I Carry my Freedom in my Mouth, Dergham publishing house. 2005: Pearls of the Soul Riding Virtue, Al Ibdaa. 1999: Like a Grain of Wheat, Kleudge. 1992: The Echo of Nostalgia, Almacharek. She has read her poetry in many countries in Europe and Asia. Written in Arabic, her poetry has been translated into several languages, including German, English, French, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Romanian, Estonian, Turkish, Hindi, Bosnian and Bulgarian. It has been published in many international anthologies, literary journals and websites in various countries. She won the Award for Excellence in Poetry at Tudor Arghezi Literature Festival 2014 in Targu-Jiu in Gorj, Romania, and she received the Award for Excellence in Foreign Poetry at the Poesis Festival Satu Mare in 2011. At the Lebanese daily newspaper An-Nahar, where she worked between 1995 and 2005, her name is always associated with a long series of major interviews with outstanding French-speaking personalities, many of whom are famous worldwide: Andreï Makine, Andrée Chedid, Tahar Ben Jelloun, René de Obaldia, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Vénus Khoury-Ghata, Michel Deguy and others. On the occasion of the Sommet de la Francophonie which took place in Lebanon in 2002, she published Dialogue of the Cultures and Love of the Language. This book collected 22 of the above-mentioned literary dialogues. 60 As a translator she translated from French into Arabic the 450-page historical novel entitled Le roman de Beyrouth by the Lebanese novelist Alexandre Najjar. She has also translated from French into Arabic the novel L’ Imposture des mots by the Algerian author Yasmina Khadra. Hanane Aad holds a Diploma of Higher Studies in Journalism and Communication from the Faculté d’Information et de Documentation de l’Université Libanaise and the Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2. In 2001 she won the International Award for Excellence in Journalism of the International Catholic Union of the Press, as well as the Prize of the Lebanese Ministry of Culture in 2000. Website:

Books by Hanane Aad