She is a novelist, story writer, journalist, poet and cinema director. She was raised in Jericho. She studied at the University of Jordan. She graduated from the Beirut Arab University with a BA in philosophy and psychology. Liana studied at the Lebanese University. She earned her M.A from BierZeit university. She lived in Beirut and worked as an editor for Al Hurriyya.
She worked in the Palestinian Ministry of Culture (PMC) as a general director for the Arts. She worked in the Cinematic Archive through their Audiovisual department. She was editor of Dafater Thaqafiyya.