About

The poet Hanane Aad was born in Lebanon in 1965. She studied journalism and communication at the University in Beirut and Paris. She began her career as a writer and presenter of political information on Free Lebanon Radio. Since then she has worked as a writer and presenter of political information for Voice of Lebanon Radio, as a journalist and literary critic for the Lebanese daily newspaper Al-Nahar, and as an editor for politics, literature and gender topics for the TV channels Haya Channel, Télélumière and New Television Channel.

She has published 4 books, 3 of which were collections of poetry. Between 2000 and 2008 she has given readings of her poetry in Paris, Berlin, Munich, and Romania. She has also translated a series of literary profiles from French into Arabic, in particular for the French Magazine littéraire. Hanane Aad was awarded the Prize of the Lebanese Ministry of Culture in 2000 and won the International Award for Excellence in Journalism of the International Catholic Union of the Press in 2001 in Genf.