Liana Badr (ليانة بدر) was born in Jerusalem, to a nationalist family, and was raised in Jericho. The family fled to Jordan after the 1967 invasion, and then to Beirut after Black September 1970. Badr interrupted the studies she began at the University of Jordan, and obtained a BA in philosophy and psychology from the Beirut Arab University, but she was unable to complete her MA due to the Lebanese civil war.
She worked as a volunteer in various Palestinian women’s organizations, and as a field reporter and editor in the Al Hurriyya review cultural section. After the 1982 Palestinian exodus from Lebanon, she lived in Damascus, Tunis, and Amman, and returned to Palestine in 1994.
She is a married mother of two. In addition to her literary work, she also runs the Cinema and Audiovisual department at the Palestinian ministry of culture in Ramallah, and a founding editor of the ministry’s periodical : Dafater Thaqafiyya.
Liana Badr is considered one of the most prolific Arab Women Writers. Her works include several novels, short stories, poetry collections, and children's books translated into several languages, including Spanish, German, Norwegian, Polish, Korean, and many more. She is also a prize winning film writer and director.
(From The Khalil Sakakini Cultural Centre Foundation website)
(Traslated from Arabic into English)
Films ( Written and Directed by Liana Badr):