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Mireille Kassas Younes

A Lebanese Writer, Poet & Freelance Translator

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Mireille Kassas Younes, a Lebanese writer, poet, journalist, researcher and freelance translator, born on June 12, 1964, in the city of Hammana in Mount Lebanon. She received her elementary and secondary education at "Ecole Notre Dame de la Paix" where she was awarded the first place in the Lebanese Baccalaureate in Humanities back in 1982. Younes attended both the Lebanese University - Faculty of Information, where she studied journalism, and the University of Holy Spirit - Kaslik (USEK) where she graduated in 1986, receiving her Diploma in English Teaching.

After graduation, she worked in a series of jobs, including one as a researcher at two leading research centers, "La Maison Du Future" and "MERS", and another as a journalist at "Al Massira" Magazine and "Al Hayat" Newspaper. Today, she runs her own bookstore and stationary "Kalamon Library", and works as a freelance translator in collaboration with "ITN - International Translation Network", and "All Prints Distributors and Publishers".

Being in the world of words and narration for as long as she can remember, writing press articles and translating English and French books to Arabic, she self-published her debut book, "Secrets Of Birds" in 2014, an inspirational arabic poetry collection that features Younes' insights about spirituality and living well, where the poet meditates about love, life, death, friendship and emotional attachment to nature. Her second book, "He Was Water... I Was Salt" was published in 2016, combining all of her life experiences and death confrontations, after losing beloved family members and close friends, but also her personal thoughts about love, aging, inner peace and serenity.

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