About Me

Shereen Malherbe is a British Palestinian author and English Literature graduate. She has been a writer and researcher for various organisations including Muslimah Media Watch, Middle East Eye, Muslim Girl, Sisterhood Magazine and has also appeared on British Muslim TV and Islam Channel discussing the representation of Muslim women, resulting in her classification in the Media Diversified experts directory.

Shereen’s debut novel, Jasmine Falling, has been voted among the Best Books by Muslim Women (Goodreads), and The Tower is now an academic set text in a US university. Her short story, The Cypress Tree, was recently published in World Literature Today’s landmark edition, ‘Palestine Voices’.

Her latest novel, The Land Beneath the Light; a Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre, has been nominated for the Palestine Book Awards 2022.

The Girl Who Stitched the Stars, the second in her migrant children’s series, has also been nominated for the Palestine Book Awards.

She is featured on the Author Spotlight for the Open University literacy scheme, Reading for Pleasure, showcasing her migrant children’s series for teacher’s, parents and librarians.

Shereen has consulted for undergraduates and often attends festivals, panels and live events to discuss women, literature and representation.

She recently appeared live on The Today Show.

Shereen has just finished filming in Palestine for a BBC History Documentary due to air in Spring 2023. For more information contact BBC Press Office.

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