Author: Malu Halasa
Malu Halasa’s novel, Mother of All Pigs was reviewed by the New York Times as “a microcosmic portrait of … a patriarchal order in slow-motion decline.” She is currently finishing a collection of short stories. Her six co-edited anthologies include Creating Spaces of Freedom: Culture in Defiance (2002); Transit Beirut: New Writing and Images (2004); Kaveh Golestan: Telling the Truth in Iran (2007); The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie: Intimacy & Design (2008); Transit Tehran: Young Iran and Its Inspirations (2009); and Syria Speaks: Art and Culture from the Frontline (2014). She was editor at large for Portal 9, Beirut; managing editor of the Prince Claus Fund Library, Amsterdam; and a founding editor of Tank Magazine, London. Her journalism, criticism and fiction chart a changing Middle East.