2024 Arts and Minds Festival - Adania Shibli: Novelist and Essayist

Thursday, May 16, 2024 - 18:00 to 19:30
TSI Building, North Campus, Maynooth University

Adania Shibli: Novelist and Essayist

Adania is a Palestinian novelist of international renown whose recent novel Minor Detail has been longlisted for the International Booker Prize. Shibli, who writes only in Arabic (her works have been translated into English by Elisabeth Jaquette, Paula Haydar and Paul Starkey), is a brilliant speaker on war, memory and identity, as well as on the Arabic language and aesthetics, alongside political and cultural topics.

She will be joined by Dr Rita Sakr and Dr Sinéad Kennedy for a wide-ranging conversation and discussion about Minor Detail.

We are delighted to welcome Adania to Maynooth University and the 2024 Arts and Minds Festival.

More about the author:
With a PhD in media and cultural studies from the University of East London, Adania is the author of three novels: Touch (Clockroot, 2010), We Are All Equally Far From Love (Clockroot, 2012), and Minor Detail (Fitzcarraldo Editions, 2020). Minor Detail was shortlisted for the National Book Award for Translated Literature and longlisted for the International Booker Prize. She lives between Berlin and Jerusalem, has taught at Birzeit University, Ramallah, and is the editor of the 2014 collection A Journey of Ideas Across: In Dialogue with Edward Said.