The new fundraising campaign, which seeks to raise $20,000 US, is not only to fund and support the library's existing projects, but also to start new ones.
The winners of the 2020 Palestine Book Awards were announced this evening in an online event.
"Humor and violence were walking side-by-side in my neighborhood."
There were also two agreements to publish in English: for Asma al-Atawna's debut coming-of-age novel, "Missing Picture," and Hammour Ziada's "Drowning."
Tickets to the digital event begin at $10, and while the full program will be announced in November, the website promises events for children, panel discussions, music, workshops, poetry, cooking demonstrations, readings, and more.
"Bella felt she had several cats at once, and that the spirit of her cat was being continually rejuvenated, such that she could never guess what her cat would do next."
The launch of the new book -- set for October 15 at 7 p.m. BST -- will feature readings by Darwish and Alshaer, along with a discussion of the poems and the translation process with PTC commissioning editor Edward Doegar.
"Assuming that words’ eyes have also been gouged, this dossier asks: How can literature assist us in reclaiming the capacity to imagine a less monstrous form of togetherness today?"
"I would love for her entire corpus to be translated, particularly given that what little has been so far is highly unrepresentative of her overall body of literature."
"The year is 2048, in Palestine. It’s one hundred years after the violent establishment of the state of Israel in 1948—an event known in the Arab world as "the Nakba" or "catastrophe,” forcing more than 700,000 Palestinians to flee their homes."
"I’m very interested in the manipulation of temporality -- or rather, as I’ve suggested, time-space configuration -- that we see in Palestinian SF across different media."
The winners are set to be announced in November.