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Lilas Taha is a writer at heart, an electrical engineer by training, and an advocate for domestic abuse victims by choice. She was born in Kuwait to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father, and immigrated to the U.S. as a result of the Gulf war in 1990.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in Electric Engineering from Kuwait university and a master’s degree in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Wisconsin- Madison. There, Lilas met her beloved husband and true friend, and moved with him to Texas to start a family. She is the proud mother of a daughter and a son. Instead of working in an industrial field, she applied herself to the field of social safety, working with victims of domestic violence.

Pursuing her true passion for creative writing, Lilas brings her professional interest and Middle Eastern background together in her novels.

Interview Links:

Interview in The National

Interview in Sukoon Magazine

Interview in Qatar Tribune

Feature Article in QF Publication

Georgetown University Qatar Video: One Book, Many Conversations with Author Lilas Taha

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Books took a Middle Eastern Tour with HBKU Press through Book Fairs in Kuwait, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Cairo

Many, many heartfelt thanks to all who stopped by during the 2022 Texas Book Festival!

 

An informative virtual discussion about Bitter Almonds at the Qatar National Library as part of their Community Read Program. I love hearing from readers and working through their analysis of my books. Thank you to all who participated.

Click on the link Gulf Times to read a press release about the event

Had a fantastic discussion of my book LOST IN THYME with the wonderful bookclub ladies of Houston.

Having an amazing creative time during my residency at Art Omi:Writers this fall. International authors coming together, stimulating discussions, shared information and insights from agents and editors, fantastic guidance from staff, and above all an enchanting upper state New York setting in Ghent. Ideas flow, imagination soars and words find new meanings.

Honored to have discussed my novel BITTER ALMONDS with the Arab American National Museum Book Club. Full video at this link AANM Virtual Book Club

Excited to announce the re-release of Shadows of Damascus with new cover and a new publisher.

Now available as an E-book and Paperback

Excited to announce that LOST IN THYME novel is chosen the winner of 2019 Best Book Awards in the Category Fiction: Inspirational. The contest is sponsored by American Book Fest

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Palestinian Stories

Immigrant Lilas .. Using EnglishConveys Arab Woes of Displacement

Full article in Arabic by Journalist Hanan Mutair at SABAQ24.PS News 

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Lost in Thyme has been announced as a Finalist in the category of Fiction: Inspirational in the 2019 International Book Awards.

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New novel LOST IN THYME to be released on November 29, 2018.

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English and Arabic book signing event for Bitter Almonds in Amman, Jordan on October 1st, 2018 during the Amman Book Fair

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Touching Hearts: An Engineer who writes from the heart, touching others.

Full Interview in Qatar Tribune

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Announcing the release of the Arabic translation for Bitter Almonds as اللّوز المُرّ

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