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We are excited to announce that Mahmoud Muna, the bookseller at the prestigious Educational Bookshop in East Jerusalem, will publish an anthology of short fiction by Palestinian writers in partnership with Granta. The writer and editor Eyad Barghuthy will edit the collection, which will be published in early 2020.

Eyad Barghouthy was born and raised in Nazareth. He currently resides in Haifa, where he has recently established Dar Laila publishing and translations after managing the Arab Culture Association in Haifa for five years. He specializes in editing and translation, especially short stories, children’s books and comics. Barghouthy graduated with a B.A. from Tel Aviv University in Sociology and Political Science, and an MA from Haifa University in Non-profit Organisation Management. He has published the novel Burdaqaneh (An Orange), as well as two short story collections: Bayn Al-Buyout (Between the Houses), which was awarded the Young Writer Award by the A.M. Qattan Foundation, and Nudouj (Maturity). His story Al Sama’a (The Headset) won the Sea of Words short story competition, sponsored by the Anna Lindh Foundation and the European Institute of the Mediterranean. He has also written four plays and a script for a short film.

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