Rana Suhail Idriss

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Rana Suhail Idriss studied Human Sciences at the American University of Beirut and higher studies at the University of New York. Since 1985, she has been director of Dar al-Adab publishing house, founded by her father, Dr Suhail Idriss, in 1953. Dar al-Adab specialises in the Arabic novel and novels in translation, and also publishes dictionaries and the Al-Adab magazine. Rana Idriss is a member of several judging panels, including the panel of the Qadmoos Prize for the best French novel, organized in co-operation with the Book Office of the French Embassy in Lebanon; the Beirut Story Prize in co-operation with the German Goethe Institute in Beirut; and the Najwa Barakat Workshop Prize (“how do we write a novel”) in co-operation with the Bahraini Ministry of Culture. She was awarded the King of Morocco’s Prize (rank of commander). Dar al-Adab has won the Prize for the best Arab publisher awarded by the Sharjah Book Fair and was shortlisted for the Sheikh Zayyed Book Award for best Arab publisher.