Via Ramallah, Palestine
Born in Palestine in 1974, Adania Shibli currently lives between Ramallah, Palestine and Berlin, Germany. She has published two novels and many short stories and art essays, which have appeared in various anthologies, magazines and art books. She has twice been the winner of the Qattan Young Writer's Award-Palestine, first in 2001 for her novel Masaas (Beirut: al-Adaab; translated into English as Touch, Clockroot, 2009) and again in 2003 for her novel Kulluna Ba’id bethat al Miqdar aan el-Hub (Beirut: al-Adaab; translated into English as We Are All Equally Far from Love, Clockroot, 2012). Her latest book Dispositions (2012) is a bilingual publication, in Arabic and French, which explores the influence of movement and thereof its lack, in the works of a group of contemporary Palestinian artists. In addition to her literary work, Shibli is engaged in academic research and teaching. In 2009 she completed a PhD in media and cultural studies from the University of East London with her dissertation “Visual Terror.” She is a lecturer at Bir Zeit University, Palestine, and previously lectured at the University of Nottingham, UK (2005-2009).