Writers, translators and editors celebrate new writing from Palestine.
Writers, translators and editors celebrate new writing from Palestine. Featuring Maya Abu Al-Hayyat, Marcia Lynx Qualey, Alice Youssef, Sonia Nimr, Sawad Hussain, Jehan Bseiso, Louis Allday, Suchitra Vijayan, Meg Arenberg and Bhakti Shringarpure. Books in focus include You Can Be The Last Leaf by Maya Abu Al-Hayyat translated by Fady Joudah, Thunderbird II by Sonia
To celebrate World Kid Lit Month, we are giving away copies of the first book in Palestinian novelist Sonia Nimr’s award-winning Thunderbird trilogy, now available in translation from University of Texas Press.
Join this online launch event of Sonia Nimr’s “Thunderbird”, a YA fantasy adventure featuring a young Palestinian girl who must save the world.
“This issue, our last of the year, is a celebration of stories and poetry that are oral, anti-professional, transgressive, strange, and fantastical. In it, the ordinary and extraordinary people at the margins, as Alaa Murad writes, ‘refuse to be erased.'”
Earlier this week, organizers announced the seven-book shortlist for this year’s Palestine Book Awards.
Apologies, these will be mailed out from Interlink and can go to USA addresses only. However, it need not be your address; feel free to enter and gift the book to someone in the US.
Words Without Borders has posted a new special issue this kid-lit-heavy month, “Time-Travelers, Fisherwomen, and Sleuths: Arabic Young Adult Literature,” curated by translator Elisabeth Jaquette.