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Hoda Barakat

Hoda Barakat is a Lebanese novelist who won the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) for her novel The Night Post. She won the Naguib Mahfouz Medal in 2000, and was shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize in 2015.

She has published six novels including The Kingdom of this Earth and The Night Post. Her novels have been translated into many languages.