Noha Tabbara Hammoud

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Noha Tabbara Hammoud

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Personal information

Title: 
Writer

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Hammoud and Nsuli bldg., Chili str., Verdun
City: 
Beirut
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 1 814354
Mobile phone: 
961 3 815783
Personal email address: 
nhammoud33@hotmail.com

Contact information (work)

Work email address: 
noha_hammoud2000@yahoo.com

Education

Diploma, Children Literature, 1985, workshop funded by the government of Kuwait, Nicosia - Cyprus.
Diploma (Associate of Arts), Advertising Design, 1975, Beirut University College (currently Lebanese American University), Lebanon.
Bachelor degree, Social Work, 1955, Beirut College for Women (currently Lebanese American University), Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Novels for Adults & Youth
Children Stories
Songs and Poems for Children
Puppet Theater Plays
Painting
Languages: 
Arabic
English
French

Work history

Commissioned Writer (32 articles about international writers, artists, and musicians), 2001 - 2003, Al-Arabi Assaghir magazine (Kuwait).

Commissioned Writer (26 stories for the television program "Tuti Kuty"), 1995, Tele Liban.

Writer, Literary Consultant, and Critic, 1994 - 1996, Atfal magazine.

Writer of Stories and Articles, 1994 - 1996, Hazar magazine.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the Union of Arab Writers, 1996 - present.

Member of the Union of Lebanese Writers, 1996 - present.

Active member of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY), Lebanese branch (LBBY), 1985 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 

Tabbara Hammoud, N. (2004). Whispers by an Oriental Woman [Novel for adults]. Beirut: Dar wa Maktabat al-Maaref.

Tabbara Hammoud, N. (2001). The Third Face of Love [Novel for adults]. Beirut: Dar al-Farabi.

Tabbara Hammoud, N. (1996). Suhd and Zilal [Novel for adults]. Beirut: Dar al-Jadid.

Tabbara Hammoud, N. (1992). Spring Without Roses [collection of short stories for adults]. Beirut: Dar al-Turath al-Arabi.

Major achievements: 

Author of the Reading Hymn, 2010.

Author of puppet plays, such as:
- Rooster of the Feast, presented at Gulbenkian Theater at the Lebanese American University, 1992.
- The Phantom of the Forest, persented at different schools in Lebanon, 1993.

Author of many novels for teenagers (9 to 14 years) and children stories (5 to 7 years and 4 to 6 years).

Producing many paintings and displaying them in solo and group exhibits.

Awards and Distinctions

Abdul Hamid Shuman Prize for Children Literature award for excellence in novel writing for youth and children, 2007.

Best Production Award by the Union of Publishers, Beirut International Book Fair, 2005.

Arab Child Story Prize, Abu Dhabi, 1999.

Best Creation Award by the Union of Publishers, Beirut Book Fair, 1999.

Listed on the IBBY Honour List for Excellence in Story Writing and speaker on behalf of 100 writers of children stories and artists listed on the honor's list, New Delhi IBBY conference, 1998.