Lina Hawyan Alhassan is a Syrian novelist, born in 1975. She was awarded a Diploma in Advanced Philosophy Studies from Damascus University in 2001. She currently lives in Lebanon and has worked as a journalist for the culture section of the Syrian newspaper Al-Thawra since 2003. She has published ten works of fiction, a collection of poetry and three non-fiction works that are studies of the Syrian desert. She took part in the 2010 nadwa workshop for creative writing organised by the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. 

Contributor's Issues
Banipal No 44 12 Women Writers (2012)
Banipal No 52 New Fiction (2015)
Banipal No 60 Alaa al-Deeb, A Writer Apart (Autumn/Winter 2017)

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