17 Authors to Visit Palestine for Lit Fest
Seventeen international authors will visit Palestine for the Palestine Lit Fest, including Mourid Barghouti, Roddy Doyle, Suheir Hammad, Nathalie Handal, Claire Messud, Pankaj Mishra, Andrew O'Hagan, Hanan al-Shaykh, and Ahdaf Soueif. From the press release: "In solidarity with the Palestinian people. In recognition of Palestine's cultural contribution to the world. In affirmation of the power of the word - And the responsibility ofspeaking it." Check out the website for more info. I wish I could go!