|books in english
|Master of the Eclipse, The Stories
Interlink Books 2009
Tales of love, loss, exile and other quotidian matters, of filmmakers, poets, professors, prostitutes, from 1930s Beirut through early 1960s San Francisco to the first Gulf war, illustrating the relations between innocence and power, love and sorrow, visible and invisible realities.
In 2003, back in Beirut after several years in America, Osama tells about the stories of his grandfather the hakawati –storyteller– on his arrival in Lebanon coming from Turkey, and his classic tales of the Middle East, all illustrating an endless war.
|Whispers, bedtime stories for grown-ups
A collection of real and fictitious thoughts and short stories about life, death, love, hope, choices and regrets.
Akashic Books Expected publ. 2015
Brand-new stories by Rawi Hage, Muhammad Abi Samra, Leila Eid, Hala Kawtharani, Marie Tawk, Bana Baydoun, Hyam Yared, Najwa Barakat, Alawiyeh Sobh, Mazen Zahreddine, Abbas Beydoun, Bachir Hilal, Zena El Khalil, Mazen Maarouf, and Tarek Abi Samra, each story set in a distinct neighbourhood or location of the city.