Mahmoud Shukair

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Mahmoud Shukair was born in Jerusalem in 1941 and is one of the best-known short story writers in the Arab world, and his stories have been translated into numerous languages. His 45 books include nine short story collections and 13 books for children. He has also written extensively for television, theatre, and print and online media. In 2011, he was awarded the Mahmoud Darwish Prize for Freedom of Expression. His 2016 novel Praise for the Women of the Family was nominated for the IPAF, (also known as the Arabic Booker Prize). He has previously been the editor-in-chief of the weekly Jerusalem newspaper Al-Taliah.

Books by Mahmoud Shukair