apexart :: New York City Fellow :: Adania Shibli
Fellowship Program
Adania Shibli
writer, Palestine
May 15 - June 14, 2004


cover of first novel Masas, 2002

  Adania Shibli, born in Palestine in 1974, made her main studies in the field of journalism and communication. She has been publishing regularly in literary magazines in the Arab world and in Europe. Her first novel, Masas, was published in Arabic in 2002 by Al Adab Publishing House (Beirut), and recently in French by Actes-Sud Publishing House. Her second novel, We Are All Equally Far From Love, also published by Al Adab, was just released this month. Shibli has been given twice the Young Writer's Award-Palestine by the A.M. Qattan Foundation. Currently, she lives and works in Ramallah.

Adania Shibli was recommended to apexart's Fellowship Program by Christine Tohme, founding member of Ashkal Alwan (est 1994), a not-for-profit organisation based in Beirut, Lebanon dedicated to developing multi-disciplinary art practices within Lebanon and the region.

Wednesday, June 2, 6:30 pm
Rasha Salti (ArteEast, NYC & Ashkal-Alwan, Beirut) will introduce Adania Shibli, who will then read from a selection of her short stories about daily life in Palestine in both Arabic and English. A discussion following will be lead by Suhail Shadoud (Adjunct Professor, Arabic Language at Columbia University).