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Liana Badr (born 1950 in Jerusalem) is a Palestinian novelist, and short story writer.[1]

Liana Badr
EducationM.A from Birzeit University. B.A in Philosophy and Psychology from Beirut Arab University.
Alma materBirzeit University and Beirut Arab University



Badr is a novelist, story writer, journalist, poet and cinema director. She was raised in Jericho. She studied at the University of Jordan and graduated from the Beirut Arab University with a BA in philosophy and psychology.[2] Badr studied at the Lebanese University. She earned her M.A. from Birzeit University. She lived in Beirut and worked as an editor for Al Hurriyya.

After 1982, she moved to Damascus, then Tunis, and Amman. She returned to Palestine in 1994.[3]

She worked in the Palestinian Ministry of Culture (PMC) as a general director for the Arts. She worked in the Cinematic Archive through their Audiovisual department. She was editor of Dafater Thaqafiyya.[4]


  • بوصلة من أجل عباد الشمس: رواية ؛ شرفة على الفاكهاني : قصص (Compass of the Sunflower) دار الثقافة الجديدة, 1989
  • جحيم ذهبي: قصص (Hell of Gold: stories), دار الاداب،, 1991
  • نجوم أريحا (Jericho Stars), دار الهلال،,1993
  • زنابق الضوء (Lillies light) 1998 دار شرقيات للنشر واالتوزيع,

Works in EnglishEdit

  • A compass for the sunflower, Women's Press, 1989, ISBN 978-0-7043-5037-3
  • A Balcony over the Fakihani. Translator Peter Clark, Christopher Tingley. Interlink Books. 1993. ISBN 978-1-56656-464-9.CS1 maint: others (link)
  • The Stars of Jericho, 1993 [5]
  • The Eye of the Mirror, Translator Samira Kawar, Garner, 1994, ISBN 978-1-85964-020-3; Garnet, 2008, ISBN 978-1-85964-201-6



  • Fadwa: A Tale of a Palestinian Poetess. 52 min, 1999.
  • Zeitounat. 37 min, 2000.
  • The Green Bird. 37 min, 2002.
  • Siege (A Writer's Diary). 33 min. 2003
  • The Gates are Open. Sometimes! 2006. 42 min.
  • A match on Thursday Afternoon. 2006. 3 min.
  • Al QUds – My City. 2010. 52 min [6]


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  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-08-12. Retrieved 2011-06-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-10-06. Retrieved 2011-06-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-06-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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