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Ala Hlehel

Sector : Cultural Figures , Writers

Personal Info

  • Country of residence : Palestine
  • Gender : Male
  • Born in : 1974
  • Age : 38
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Was born in 1974 in the village of Jish. He lives in Acre. He completed a BA in Communications and Fine Arts at Haifa University and has a diploma in Screenwriting. He is the editor of, an Arabic website for culture and politics.

Hlehel has published one novel, The Circus (2001), and two collections of short stories: Stories at the Time of Need (2004) and The Father, the Son and the Lost Ghost (2008). His stories have been translated into English, French and German.

Hlehel has written and directed two short films, Confessions with Chocolate and Come to the Hummus, and wrote the screenplay for The Inheritance, currently in pre-production. He is working on a mockumentary about the Transfer.

Hlehel’s plays include Breaking News; DYAB, Johha & El-Bahlool, The Sultan Boot and Haidestan. His play The Absolutely Devoted Soldier was presented in Germany in 2008. He has translated plays by Pinter, Goldoni and Levin into Arabic.

Hlehel was selected as one of the Beirut 39 in 2009. He has won a number of awards, including the Theatre Award from the Qattan Foundation; The A-Safir Newspaper Prize for short stories; the Young Writer award for The Circus in 2001 and again for Stories at the time of Need in 2002;


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