Laila al-Atrash was born in 1948 in Beit Sahour, east of Bethlehem. She has a degree in law and in Arabic literature and a diploma in French. She worked as a journalist and then as a producer and presenter of TV and radio programmes and also wrote for the theatre. She wrote novels and short stories. Two of her novels have been translated into English. She died in 2021.
(Only books translated into English)
1990مرأة للفصول الخمسة، (A Woman of Five Seasons) (novel)
2019 لا تشبه ذاتها (Not Like Herself) (novel)