Adania Shibli, (عدنية شبلي) born in Palestine in 1974, has twice been awarded the Young Writer’s Award–Palestine by the A.M. Qattan Foundation, for her novels Masaas (Touching, al-Adab: 2002), translated into French as Reflets sur un mur blanc (Actes-sud: 2004) and Italian as Sensi (Argo: 2007), and Kulluna Ba’eed Bethat al Miqdar ‘an al Hub (We are All Equally Far from Love, al-Adab 2004), both forthcoming from Clockroot.
She has published short stories and essays in such literary magazines as Ramallah’s Al-Karmel, the Beirut literary periodicals Al-Adaab and Zawaya, and Alexandria’s Amkenah, among others. Many of these pieces have been translated into French, German, Italian, Hebrew, Korean, and English. English translations of her work have appeared or are forthcoming in the Iowa Review, Words Without Borders, and Banipal.
Her play The Error has been staged at the Tristan Bates Theatre, London, and as part of the New Works festival at the New World Theater in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Shibli is currently finishing her Ph.D. in media and cultural studies at the University of East London, and works as a lecturer at the University of Nottingham’s School of Critical Theory and Cultural Studies.
(From ClockRootBooks.com website)