The writing is lyrical, sensuous, animated by Latin passion and flights of the imagination. […] This style sets Malva apart.
We are honored that Malva, by Hagar Peeters and translated by Vivien D. Glass, made World Literature Today‘s 75 Notable Translations of 2018! “Translation across borders embodies resistance. [This list honors]… Read more Top translations distinction for Malva in World Literature Today →
In “A Cornucopia of Books,” Sheldon Kirshner reviews A Rebel in Gaza: “Asmaa al-Ghoul, a Palestinian journalist and human rights activist living in France, and Selim Nassib, a Lebanese journalist… Read more The Times of Israel includes A Rebel in Gaza in end-of-year book list →
“A Rebel in Gaza is a love letter to an unloved place […] a sparkling memoir. […] Asmaa al-Ghoul, who was born in the Rafah refugee camp at the southern end of the Strip, writes with clarity and tenderness of [Gaza’s harsh] realities.”
Niña Weijers makes the list of nominees for the 2019 International Dublin Literary Awards for her debut novel The Consequences: “Intelligently written, full of surprises and with lots of twists. An ode to… Read more International Dublin Literary Awards nominates author Niña Weijers →
The excerpted chapter from A Rebel in Gaza, “The Woman with the Beauty Spot,” is about author Asmaa al-Ghoul’s intriguing encounter with Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish. Read it online or in the… Read more Harper’s features chapter from A Rebel in Gaza →
In a new review on sister-hood, an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage, human rights lawyer Sayeh Hassan praises Asmaa al-Ghoul’s A Rebel in Gaza: “Refreshing… Read more 2 new reviews focus on “fiercely independent” author Asmaa al-Ghoul →
“As Malva reclaims her father’s pen to tell her story of abandonment, the novel probes the question of how to make sense of Neruda’s political outspokenness in light of his silence on the subject of his own mute daughter, revisiting his poetry to find where Malva might fit among all the omissions.”