Lina Mounzer (1978, Lebanon) is a writer and translator living in Beirut. Her essays and fiction have appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Literary Hub, Bidoun, and Rusted Radishes, as well as in the anthologies Hikayat: An Anthology of Lebanese Women’s Writing (Telegram Books: 2007) and Tales of Two Planets (Penguin Books: 2020). Mounzer was a fellow at the Center for the Humanities of the City University of New York and the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart.

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Room of My Own by Lina Mounzer

How do violent conflicts over the possession of spaces transform the world in which an artist creates? Lina Mounzer ponders these questions as she writes about the tragic irony of a craving for a past that can seem inviting only against the backdrop of the present.   It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a […]