Iman Humaydan

Iman Humaydan is a Lebanese novelist, creative writing teacher, editor, and freelance journalist. Her first novel Baa Mithl Beit Mithl Beirut (B is for Beirut) received wide international acclaim and was translated into English, French, Italian, Dutch, German, Armenian, Polish, and Georgian. She is also the author of Wild Mulberries , Other Lives, and The Weight of Paradise, all published in English by Interlink. She is also the editor of the collection of short stories Beirut Noir. 

Many of her short stories appeared in the cultural pages of Lebanese and Arabic newspapers and magazines such as Mulhak An Nahar, As Safir, Al Hasna’a, and Sayidati. Humaydan studied anthropology at the American University of Beirut. She wrote Neither Here Nor There: Narratives of the Families of the Disappeared in Lebanon and conducted and published studies on environmental and development issues of post-war Lebanon. 

She is the president the Lebanese chapter of PEN, and splits her time between Beirut and Paris.