Faleeha Hassan

Fiction Writer, Poet

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Author's Bio

Faleeha Hassan
She is a poet, teacher, editor, writer, playwriter born in Najaf, Iraq, in 1967, who now lives in the United States. Faleeha is the first woman to wrote poetry for children in Iraq. She received her master's degree in Arabic literature, and has now published 20 books. Her poems have been translated into English, Turkmen, Bosevih, Indian, French, Italian, German, Kurdish, Spain, Korean, Greek ,Serbia ,Albanian and Pakistani language

Publications & Prizes

Book:
Lipstick (Transcendent Zero Press, 2016)
Prizes won: 

Awards Received From:

·       World Association of Arab Translators and Linguists (WATA)

·       The Prize of Naziq al-Malaika 2008

·       The Prize of al-Mu'temar for poetry 2010

·       The short story prize of the Shaheed al-Mihrab Foundation

·       Phoenix International Festival of Arts and Culture.  The judges from Holland traveled to Iraq to award her the prize, 2010.

·  The  second prize in the theater (the world of El Nabil) in babylon  Iraq 2010.

·The second prize for the Children's Theater in the competition held by the Integrity Commission  in Baghdad Iraq 2017

 

 

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Kafka , Garcia Marques , Italo Calvino , Dan Brown , T.S Eliot, Argonne , Argonne
What I'm reading now: 
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Stau, Dream of flute by Herman Hesse , Garden Weeks by Juan Guituloso , The Road novel by Cormac McCarthy , Advanced Age Games by Luis Landero

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Prefers to work with: 
Adults
Fluent in: 
Arabic, English
Born in: 
Njaf Iraq
Raised in: 
Njaf Iraq
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Last update: Mar 20, 2018