Lilas Taha

Fiction Writer

Sugar Land, TX 77478

Author's Bio

Lilas Taha is a writer at heart, an electrical engineer by training, and an advocate for domestic abuse victims by choice. She was born in Kuwait to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father, and moved to the U.S. as a result of the Gulf war in 1990. She earned a master's degree in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. Instead of working in an industrial field, she applied herself to the field of social safety, working with victims of domestic violence.
Pursuing her true passion for creative writing, Lilas brings her professional interests and Middle Eastern background together in her novels.

Publications & Prizes

Bitter Almonds (Bloomsbury U.K., 2016)
Shadows of Damascus (Soul Mate Publishing, 2014)
Prizes won: 

2017 International Book Awards: Multicultural Fiction

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Arab American
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Arabic, English
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Last update: Jun 09, 2019