“I attempted to return on Wednesday to attend the Palestine Literature Festival where I was due to speak and present my film.”
The 2015 Palestine Festival of Literature, which opens this year on May 23, recently announced its participating authors and their schedule, which includes events in six cities.
Perhaps the most interesting aspect to the “Book of Gaza” is to see the trajectory, obsessions, and interests of the Gazan short story over the course of forty years.
“Apart from books in Hebrew, there are also an impressive collection of books in Russian, English, Spanish and French.”
At first, I thought, “Hmm, this foreword might alienate people.” Later, I was more annoyed by how it had shaped the way in which I approached the book.
“I’m for human and architectural progress, and not looking at the past with excess consecration or romanticization.”
Acclaimed novelist Atef Abu Saif — who is shortlisted for this year’s International Prize for Arabic Fiction — has been selected as the winner of a new summer residency: The London-based “Arab Writer’s Residency Programme” is sponsored by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP) and… Read More ›
“It’s not a one-way process. I can’t think of a [British] writer who hasn’t been changed by going to one of the places that we tend to go on visits. Whether it’s a political or a stylistic idea or a general feeling of the country, it changes the writers.”
Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh has now gone more than a year without trial in Saudi prisons on the ostensible charge that he’s been “insulting the Godly self” through his poetry “and having long hair.”
Palestinian poet and artist Ashraf Fayadh was arrested by Saudi authorities on January 1, 2014 — charged with “insulting the Godly self and having long hair” — and has yet to face trial.
Yesterday in Jerusalem, Palestinian author Suad Amiry launched her latest book, “Golda Slept Here,” just released by Bloomsbury.