Winner of the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature
Hassan Daoud, born in Beirut in 1950, holds a master's degree in Arabic literature and has taught creative writing at the Lebanese American University. He is the editorial director of al-Mudun news website and is on the editorial board of the quarterly magazine Kalamon. He is the author of three short story collections and ten novels. No Road to Paradise was awarded the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature in 2015. Marilyn Booth, the translator of numerous works of Arabic fiction, is Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud Professor in the Study of the Contemporary Arab World in the Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University.
"Hassan Daoud is one of Lebanon's most important living writers."--Max Weiss, Princeton University
"The work's insights are Proustian in their precision. . . . The lucid, calm, uncluttered style gives the book a unique voice."--Humphrey Davies, translator of The Yacoubian Building
"A unique novel par excellence."--Rasheed El-Enany, Exeter University