Beirut39: A Non-Interview with Adania Shibli

The Beirut39 blog has had a few short interviews up lately with the Beirut39ers. But unless you already know these writers quite intimately, it’s by and large hard to be in on the joke.

The latest is one about the “most talked about writer in the West Bank” (according to Ahdaf Souief), Adania Shibli. Other recent interviews include very short ones with Syrian Samar Yazbek and Egyptian Ahmed Yamani. These two are a bit more accessible, although quite…short.

However, you’ll soon be able to know Shibli a little better. Her novel Touch should be forthcoming from Interlink at the end of next month. You can read an excerpt here. There’s also a Shibli story on Words Without Borders: “Silence.”