Etel Adnan

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Etel Adnan (born February 24, 1925, Beirut, Lebanon) is a poet, essayist, and painter.


  • Sea and Fog (2012)
  • Etel Adnan: The Cost for Love We Are Not Willing to Pay Today (2011)
  • Master of the Eclipse (2009)
  • Seasons (2008)
  • In the Heart of the Heart of Another Country (2005)
  • In/somnia (2003)
  • There In the Light and the Darkness of the Self and of the Other (1997)
  • Paris, When It’s Naked (1993)
  • Of Cities and Women: Letters To Fawwaz (1993)
  • The Spring Flowers Own & The Manifestations of the Voyage (1990)
  • The Arab Apocalypse (trans. from the French by Etel Adnan, 1989)
  • Journey To Mount Tamalpais (Illustrated by Etel Adnan, 1986)
  • The Indian Never Had A Horse & Other Poems (1985)
  • Sitt Marie-Rose (trans. from the French by Georgina Kleege, 1982)
  • From A To Z (1982)
  • Five Senses for One Death (1971)
  • Moonshots (1966)


  • LAMBDA Literary Award for Poetry for Sea and Fog (2013).
  • California Book Award for Poetry for Sea and Fog (2013).
  • Winner of the Arab American National Museum's 2010 Arab American Book Award for Master of the Eclipse.
  • Winner of the 2010 PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Book Award for Master of the Eclipse.
  • Lifetime Achievement award by the Radius of Arab American Writers Inc. (RAWI).
  • Women Playwrights International honors Adnan with its annual Etel Adnan Award for Women Playwrights.
  • Amitié Franco-Arab Prize for Sitt Marie Rose (1977).

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