Sahar Khalifeh

Sahar Khalifeh

Sahar Khalifeh was born in Nablus in 1941 and is considered one of the most prominent Palestinian writers of our time. She is the author of eleven novels, all of which deal with the situation of the Palestinians under occupation, including Wild Thorns (1976), Sunflower (1980), We Are No More Your Slaves (1987), The Inheritance (1996) and Of Noble Origins (2009). She has won a number of Arab and international prizes, including the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature (2006) in Egypt, the Mohamed Zafzaf Prize (2013) in Morocco, the Alberto Moravia Award for International Fiction (1996), and was a finalist for the Neustadt International Prize for Literature (2020). (Preferred pronoun: she/her)

Past Winners

  • The Parisan
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Where the Bird Disappeared
  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History
  • Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation