The Penguin's Song
The Penguin's Song
Translated by Marilyn Booth


Hassan Daoud


Hassan Daoud is a Lebanese writer and journalist. Originally from the village of Noumairieh in southern Lebanon, he moved to Beirut as a child with his family. He studied Arabic literature at university. During the Lebanese civil war that broke out in 1975, he worked as a journalist, a profession he has pursued ever since. He served as a correspondent for al-Hayat for 11 years. At present he edits Nawafez, the cultural supplement of the Beiruti newspaper al-Mustaqbal. He has published eight novels and two volumes of short stories. As of 2011, four of the novels have been translated into English.