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Abbas El-Zein

Writer · Tell the Running Water · The Secret Maker of the World · Leave to Remain

Abbas El-Zein was born and raised in Beirut. Although he came from a family of religious scholars, he attended a French secular school and studied civil engineering at the American University of Beirut. He has lived in the UK, France and Australia and has travelled in Europe, America, the Arab world and Asia. Abbas has published essays and short stories…

Tell the Running Water

…acclaim: “In El-Zein’s elegy for Lebanon’s lost youth, dispassion and stylistic poise keep the horror of civil war at a just bearable distance. A remarkable first novel.” — Felicity Bloch, The Age. “…in his ambitious and highly charged novelAbbas El-Zein evokes the madness that gripped his country of birth from 1975 until 1990.” — Tony Maniaty, The Weekend Australian

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Leave to Remain

by Abbas El-Zein
2009 · Ligature
genre Memoir

Leave to Remain is Abbas El-Zein‘s award-winning memoir of his youth in Lebanon and his years of travel between the Arab and Western worlds. It is powerful and poetic, passionate and elegiac, a clear-eyed and heartfelt examination of the forces that have shaped both his own life and a great deal of ancient and recent history. In Leave to Remain,…

Two excellent reviews of The Secret Maker of the World

It’s great to see two new reviews of Abbas El-Zein’s collection of short stories, The Secret Maker of the World. First up is Portia Lindsay in The Australian: Abbas El-Zein’s acclaimed 2009 memoir Leave to Remain details his life in Beirut and beyond, and the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards judges at the time said…

The Secret Maker of the World

We are very proud and excited to announce the international launch of our first day-and-date title, Abbas El-Zein’s exquisite collection of short stories The Secret Maker of the World. These stories span continents and centuries and are inflected with genres from historical to science fiction; and yet they fit perfectly together. The short story as a form is…

Ignition… Blastoff… Launch!

…Road has since reverted], with The Stencil Man, Flamingo Gate and Straight, Bent & Barbara Vine to come. Our first day-and-date release will be Abbas El-Zein’s remarkable collection of short stories, The Secret Maker of the World, which will be published in late February by UQP in Australia and New Zealand and by Ligature throughout the rest of the…

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The Secret Maker of the World

by Abbas El-Zein
2014 · Ligature
genre Stories

A sniper on the rooftops of Beirut. A fisherman of bodies in the Yellow River. A medieval geographer waiting for the Mongol invaders. A long-haul flight with a masked stranger and a tormentor from the past. A woman searching for her lover through a war zone. Abbas El-Zein’s new collection of stories spans continents and centuries, resting for a moment…

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