Jana Fawaz Elhassan

Jana Fawaz Elhassan is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from Lebanon. She has worked as a journalist for leading newspapers and TV since 2008. In November 2015, she was featured in the BBC 100 Women Season, an annual two-week season that features inspiring women from around the world. Her first novel won Lebanon’s Simon Hayek Award and her second novel was shortlisted for the International Prize of Arabic Fiction.

The Ninety-Ninth Floor—shortlisted for the 2015 International Prize for International Fiction—is her third novel and the first to be translated into English.