Pay No Heed to the Rockets – Bristol Central Library, 17 May 2018

‘A modern love song to literature in Palestine. A must for readers inquisitive about writers and their creative powers, their checkered pasts and their struggles and triumphs.’

Time: 7pm – 8pm
Address: College Green, Bristol BS1 5TL
Tickets: £3

In 2012 Marcello Di Cintio accepted the position of writer-in-residence with the Palestine Writing Workshop. Di Cintio had long been looking for a ‘way in’ to Palestine, a starting point other than politics and struggle. Wherever he visited, Di Cintio found a story. Stories of how revolutionary writing was smuggled from the Naqab Prison; stories from the Gallery Café, whose opening three thousand creatives and intellectuals gathered to celebrate; and the lost generations of stories contained within the books that are held in Israel’s National Library.

 

Pay No Heed to the Rockets – Kensington Central Library, 15 May 2018

‘A modern love song to literature in Palestine. A must for readers inquisitive about writers and their creative powers, their checkered pasts and their struggles and triumphs.’

Join award-winning Canadian writer Marcello Di Cintio in conversation with British-Palestinian novelist Selma Dabbagh at Kensington Central Library. This will the opening event of Marcello Di Cintio’s UK tour to celebrate the publication of Pay No Heed to the Rockets: Palestine in the Present Tense:

18:30 – 19:30
Kensington Central Library
12 Phillimore Walk
London W8 7RX

In 2012 Marcello Di Cintio accepted the position of writer-in-residence with the Palestine Writing Workshop. Di Cintio had long been looking for a ‘way in’ to Palestine, a starting point other than politics and struggle. Wherever he visited, Di Cintio found a story. Stories of how revolutionary writing was smuggled from the Naqab Prison; stories from the Gallery Café, whose opening three thousand creatives and intellectuals gathered to celebrate; and the lost generations of stories contained within the books that are held in Israel’s National Library.

New title: Yemen in Crisis by Helen Lackner

Yemen in Crisis: Autocracy, Neo-Liberalism and the Disintegration of a State is our latest title, shedding light on the struggle for power in the Arab world’s poorest but strategically vital nation. Join us at the London Middle East Institute SOAS on 14 November 2017 to hear author Helen Lackner discuss the causes and consequences of Yemen’s most severe crisis ever. Free admission and open to all, with further details available here.

Win a Signed Copy

Enter via Goodreads to win a signed copy of John McHugo’s A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi‘is, published this week.

 

Palestine Book Awards 2017 Shortlist – Laila Parsons

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948 by Laila Parsons has been shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards. In The Commander, Laila Parsons explores the dramatic story of Fawzi Al-Qawuji’s endless battle for Arab independence and unity. The rest of the shortlisted titles can be seen here, and the winners will be announced on Friday 24 November at an Awards dinner at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel.

Alberto Manguel announced winner of the Formentor de las Letras Prize 2017

We’re overjoyed to share the news that Argentine-Canadian writer Alberto Manguel has won the prestigious Formentor de las Letras Prize 2017, worth €50,000. His illustrious careers spans many years, during which he shared a personal and intellectual relationship with Jorge Luis Borges. The unanimous decision of the judges recognised the importance of Manguel’s work and his passion to support ‘the great universal library’.

Further information here.