Joumana Haddad is a Lebanese poet, translator and journalist. She is arts editor of the leading Arabic-language Lebanese daily An Nahar, administrator of the IPAF literary prize (the so-called Arab Booker) and editor-in-chief of Jasad, an Arabic magazine specialized in the literature and arts of the body. She has already published several widely-acclaimed poetry collections, some of which have been translated into other languages. She is a polyglot (she speaks seven languages) and has published several works of translation, including an anthology of Lebanese modern poetry in Spanish and an anthology of 150 poets who committed suicide in the 20th century. She was awarded the Arab Press Prize in 2006. Her poetry includes Time for a dream (1995), Invitation to a secret feast (1998), Two hands to the abyss (2000), I did not sin enough (2003), Lilith’s Return (2004), The panther hidden at the base of her shoulders (2006), Bad habits (2007) and Mirrors of the passers by (2008). She has also published a set of conversations with international writers In the company of the fire thieves (2006) and the above-mentioned anthology of poets who committed suicide Death will come and it will have your eyes (2007). The Italian translation of her 2004 book of poems was published as Il ritorno di Lilith in 2009.