Tell me, O tell me! by the planets that are above Who is the heavenly herald who is the dove That thrilled to our midst from yon horizon and sea To cry live Egypt live independent and free -Jawdat R…. Read More ›
Friday Links: Why Translations Suffer, PalFest Closes to Blast of Tear Gas, The Marginalization of Libyan Fiction, More
Tim Parks on the Paradoxes of ‘International Literature’ Apparently, Arabic novels are not the only ones that suffer from translators’ poor pay, rushed jobs, and editors looking to fill a niche. Writing in the TLS, Tim Parks echoes what Anthony… Read More ›
The grown-up participants are yet to cross the Allenby Bridge, but PalFest has already begun for its youngest festival-goers.
For the first time this year, PalFest kicks off with a one-day children’s festival at the Lajee Centre.
Earlier this week, organizers announced the literary lineup of the fourth annual Palestine Festival of Literature, popularly known as PalFest.
The traveling festival is set to run from April 15-20, stopping at locations in Jerusalem, Nazareth, Jenin, Ramallah, and elsewhere.
PalFest organizers announced today that—to raise money for PalFest 2011—they will be holding an auction of donated artworks. The auction will take place at SOAS “Brunei Building” in London on March 31. It’s set to begin at 6:30 p.m. and run until 9.
According to a post on PalFest’s Twitter account, “Our fundraising cycle for 2011 begins in earnest now.”
Raja Shehadeh, a Palestinian lawyer and author who lives in Ramallah (and writes in English) has a new book out this month from Profile Books, titled A Rift in Time. Shehadeh is best-known for his Palestinian Walks, which was the… Read More ›
Seven and a half minutes from the closing night.
I was just going to ignore this one, as its relationship to literature is pretty thin. But interesting that this May 3 article (and the whole of the Jerusalem Post, so far as I can tell) makes no mention of… Read More ›
In his Day 2 blog on the PalFest website, author William Sutcliffe writes about his reading, given in a Turkish bath, and about what being in Palestine has taught him about humor: As a writer who has spent most of… Read More ›