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Rabih Alameddine


Lebanon (b.1959)

Rabih Alameddine was born in Amman, Jordan to Lebanese parents, and grew up in Kuwait and Lebanon. He was educated in England and America, and has an engineering degree from UCLA and an MBA from the University of San Francisco.

He is the author of the novels Koolaids and I, the Divine, the story collection The Perv, and, most recently, The Hakawati.
 

Genres: Literary Fiction
 
New and upcoming books
October 2024

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Comforting Myths
 
Novels
   Koolaids (1988)
   I, the Divine (2001)
   The Hakawati (2008)
     aka The Storyteller
   An Unnecessary Woman (2014)
   Angel of History (2016)
   The Wrong End of the Telescope (2021)
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Collections
   The Perv (1999)
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Non fiction show
 
Rabih Alameddine recommends
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Blackouts (2023)
Justin Torres
"Blackouts is a manifesto and a masterwork-an enthralling, dazzling feat of literary bravura. Justin Torres is the real thing."
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Loot (2023)
Tania James
"A luminous novel of history that explores the far reaches of empire and of human desire, of love, greed, betrayal, and possible redemption. In this genuine page-turner, Tania James does the seemingly impossible: not only does she breathe life into charismatic characters, she repeats the feat with automatons, for crying out loud. Tipu's Tiger might be a stolen artifact in a British museum, but you can hear its roar in these pages. Loot is a historical story that bristles with contemporary urgency."
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In the Time of Our History (2023)
Susanne Pari
"In the Time of Our History provides a kaleidoscopic look at what it means to be an Iranian-American, what it means to be an American--what it means to be human. Susanne Pari has written a wonderful story that is both unique and universal, a must-read tile in the new mosaic of American novels."

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Books containing stories by Rabih Alameddine
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Small Odysseys (2022)
Selected Shorts Presents 35 New Stories
edited by
Hannah Tinti
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Mothership (2013)
Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond
edited by
Bill Campbell and Edward Austin Hall

Awards
2022 PEN/Faulkner Award : The Wrong End of the Telescope

Award nominations
2014 National Book Award for Fiction (nominee) : An Unnecessary Woman


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