Lamia Ziadé

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Lamia Ziadé is a Lebanese author, illustrator and visual artist. Born in Beirut in 1968 and raised during the Lebanese Civil War, she moved to Paris at 18 to study graphic art and later worked for Jean-Paul Gaultier, seeing her art be exposed in various galleries in the world. She has published several illustrated books, reflecting her experiences of trauma from the war. Among these, My Port of Beirut and My Great Arab Melancholy stand out, with the latter earning the prestigious Prix France-Liban award.

Related / Latest Publications:
My port of Beirut, 2023, Pluto Press
My Great Arab Melancholy, 2024, Pluto Press, translated by Emma Ramadan
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