Lilas Taha

Lilas Taha

Lilas Taha is a writer at heart, an electrical engineer by training and an advocate for domestic abuse victims by choice. She was born in Kuwait to a Syrian mother and a Palestinian father, and immigrated to the US following the Gulf War. Lilas' first book, Bitter Almonds, won the International Book Awards 2017 in the category of Fiction-Multicultural.

The 2019 Shortlist

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