Rana Haddad

Rana Haddad grew up in Lattakia in Syria, moved to the UK as a teenager, and read English Literature at Cambridge University. She has since worked as a journalist for the BBC, Channel 4, and other broadcasters, and has also published poetry. The Unexpected Love Objects of Dunya Noor is her first novel.


More about the author:

Rana Haddad in conversation with BBC Radio presenter Amanny Mo on her coffeeandconvowithamannymo.

The Syrian author describes—with humor and introspection—what it was like under lockdown in Athens where she currently lives, and how she was coping, keeping busy, and working on a new novel.

Her unexpected surprise when she won the 2019 Polari First Book Prize.


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