Acclaimed, prize-winning author: Palestinian Walks was awarded an Orwell Prize in the U.K. and received significant media attention in the United States.
Standing: Shehadeh is one of the most celebrated Palestinian writers working today. The New York Times says that “few Palestinians have opened their minds and their hearts with such frankness.”
Affiliations: Shehadeh is the founder of the human rights organization Al-Haq, which documents violations of the individual and collective rights of Palestinians in the OPTA.
Fiftieth anniversary: Where the Line Is Drawn will be published on the fiftieth anniversary of the 1967 Six-Days War.
Literary merits: The book is a ruminative, beautifully crafted piece of writing.