Antoine Douaihy

Origin: 
Lebanon

Author Profile: 
Antoine Douaihy

Antoine Douaihy is a Lebanese novelist and poet, born in 1948. He completed his higher education in Paris, gaining a doctorate in Anthropology from the Sorbonne in 1979, and remaining in France until the mid-nineties. He currently works as Professor of Cultural and Social Anthropology at The Lebanese University. His novels include: The Book of the Current State (1993), The Garden of Dawn (1999), Hierarchies of Absence (2000), Royal Solitude (2001), Crossing Over Rubble (2003) and The Bearer of the Purple Rose (2013), which was longlisted for the 2014 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.