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Alana Saab is a Portuguese-Lebanese-American literary writer and screenwriter based in NYC. Her debut experimental novel, Please Stop Trying to Leave Me, will be published by Vintage Books, PRH in June 2024. She is represented by Mina Hamedi at Janklow & Nesbit. 

Alana has an MFA from The New School in Fiction Writing ('22), a Masters from Columbia University in Psychology ('19), and a BA from New York University ('16).  She writes about the interplay between conscious and unconscious existence, the seen and the unseen, while exploring themes of mental health, trauma, queerness and the transcendent through a metamodern approach. 

Alana teaches writing workshops to survivors of domestic violence, human trafficking and sexual assault through the non-profit Here There and Everywhere. She also mentors incarcerated writers with PEN America's Prison Writing Program. She's been a Teaching Assistant at Parsons School of Design, as well as a Teaching Artist at The New York Public Library and The Academy of American Studies. Her own writing practice and background in Psychology directly inform the classes she teaches in Writing & Activism and Creative Writing & Self-Actualization.

Alana is the co-founder of Enlivenment, a multimedia production company, where she helps other artists enliven their creative visions. 



  • Queer Arab Women Panel at The Strand Bookstore, NYC

  • A Literary Reprieve: Aid for Turkey and Syria at Asian Art Archive, BK

  • Epiphany Mag's Illusions Issue at Black Spring Books, BK

  • Here, There and Everywhere's Holiday Benefit

  • TNS After Hours, KGB Bar 

  • MFA Student Reading, The New School

  • Reading at “Women and Water” fundraising event hosted by Weaving Worlds to raise money for Mama Nadada and clean water initiatives in Africa

  • Featured guest on “Heart House Radio” Podcast Episode 10 for interview and reading

  • The Minetta Review’s “Poetry Reading Series” at the NYPL’s Jefferson Market Library


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