L'Orient-Le Jour, November 2020. - En trois ans, cette auteure et éditrice d’ouvrages anglophones pour enfants de 7 à 77 ans a déjà publié plusieurs opus, dont le dernier « I’ll Love You from Afar » (« Je t’aimerai de loin »), qui vient de paraître, est une tendre ode à l’amour en temps de coronavirus et de distanciation...... more
English translation can be found here
Annahar English, June 2020. - Today marks the day Andrews McMeel Publishing will be releasing its edition of ‘55 slightly sinister stories’ by Lebanese author Racha Mourtada. In this issue of Carpe Diem, and with permission from the original publishing house, five of the stories included in Mourtada’s book will be shared with the section’s readers, as a sneak peek into the world this talented Lebanese author has designed within the pages of her writing.... more
The National, July 2019 - “Apparently the shortest story ever written is six words long,” says Racha Mourtada. “That story was supposedly written by Hemingway – but then they debunked that. I think the story is: ‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’ It’s like a novel in a sentence.”
Mourtada has spent a lot of time thinking about how a story can be distilled down to its essence... more
Daily Star Lebanon, June 2019 - “I don’t know why, but every time I say ‘adult book,’ it makes it sound like something X-rated,” Racha Mourtada joked, “but it’s not!”
Mourtada's '55 slightly sinister stories' marks the first foray of Luqoom, the children's book publishing house, into adult literature, in the form of bite-size tales of a darker nature... more
You can access the syndicated version here
Instagram, November 2018
Book Title: عندما أكبر، أريد أن أكون
Author: مني القرعاوي
Age: 6-10 years
Rating out of 5: 🦁🦁🦁🦁🦁
Overview: Here’s 5 reasons why I absolutely LOVE this book! more
An-nahar, October 2018 - Drawing on her passion for children’s books, Racha Mourtada found herself leaving her job in Dubai, returning to her home country Lebanon, and soon enough opening her own boutique publishing house: Luqoom.
Life Happens Outdoors, July 2018 - Luqoom, a new boutique publishing house in Beirut, launched its first children’s book, ‘Swingers, Clingers and Other Amazing Animals in Motion’, last month.
Luqoom founder and the book’s author, Racha Mourtada, moved back to her native Beirut a year ago ... more
Podeo, July 21, 2020 - A conversation (in Arabic) with Creative Scene's Elyane Jabre about books, reading, founding Luqoom and the publishing scene in the Middle East.
55 stories. 55 words each. No more. No less.
Explore the wonderful ways animals move.
حيوانات تسبح وتمرح وتتأرجح