Ghassan Zaqtanhas

Ghassan Zaqtanhas

Born near Bethlehem, Palestinian poet, novelist and editor Ghassan Zaqtan has lived in Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Tunisia. He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, a novel, and a play, The Narrow Sea, which was honored at the 1994 Cairo Festival. His verse collection Like a Straw Bird It Follows Me, translated by Fady Joudah, was awarded the Griffin Poetry Prize for 2013, and he was nominated for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in both 2014 and 2016.

The 2019 Shortlist

  • Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism
  • Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of the Revolution
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
  • The Parisan
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel