Raja Shehadeh

Raja Shehadeh is Palestine's leading writer. He is also a lawyer and the founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq. Shehadeh is the author of several acclaimed books including Strangers in the House and Occupation Diaries and winner of the 2008 Orwell Prize for Palestinian Walks (all published by Profile). He lives in Ramallah in Palestine.

Books by Raja Shehadeh

Going Home

Published: September 2020

Raja Shehadeh reflects on ageing, failure, the occupation, and the changing face of Ramallah.

Going Home

Published: September 2019

Raja Shehadeh reflects on ageing, failure, the occupation, and the changing face of Ramallah.

Where the Line is Drawn

Published: March 2018

'Brilliantly evokes the Palestinian tragedy by way of a complex friendship. This is a fiercely intelligent and honest account.' - Ian McEwan

Where the Line is Drawn

Published: April 2017

As the borders between Palestine and Israel have shifted, so has the experience of crossing between the two countries, peoples and languages.

Shifting Sands

Published: August 2015

A fresh look at the Middle East today, tomorrow and in the past: fifteen writers, with an introduction by Raja Shehadeh, author of the Orwell Prize winning Palestinian Walks, and Penny Johnson.

Language of War, Language of Peace

Published: January 2015

'Shehadeh's voice is a rare one - angry yet dispassionate, committed yet free' - Michael Ignatieff

Occupation Diaries

Published: November 2013

Life in Palestine today - what it is really like - day to day.

A Rift in Time

Published: September 2010

From the Orwell Prize winning author of Palestinian Walks comes the poignant and revealing true story of his remarkable great uncle's political struggles.

Strangers in the House

Published: October 2009

An extraordinary and moving memoir by the award-winning author of Palestinian Walks - updated with a new foreword.

Palestinian Walks

Published: October 2008

Over two decades of turmoil and change in the Middle East, steered via the history-soaked landscape of Palestine.

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