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 regular appearances on TV discussing Palestine, literature and the representation of Muslim women, resulting in her classification in the Media Diversified experts directory.
Shereen’s debut Palestinian British novel, Jasmine Falling, inspired by her family’s stories in Palestine, has been voted among the Best Books by Muslim Women (Goodreads).
Her second novel, The Tower looks at the diaspora through the intersections of society in London, based on the Grenfell Tower disaster. It is now an academic set text in a US university on Muslim Voices Post 9/11. It is also used throughout schools and colleges as a discussion point for socioeconomic positioning and Muslim representation, outside of an Orientalist narrative.
Her short story, The Cypress Tree, was recently published in World Literature Today’s landmark edition, ‘Palestine Voices’. It is one of her favourite pieces, inspired by her Tata.
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 Palestine, women, literature and representation.
She recently appeared live on The Today Show.
Shereen has just finished filming in Palestine for a BBC History Documentary featuring her powerful family history and links to the 1948 Nakba. For more information contact the BBC Press Office or click here to view.
For Shereen’s portrayal of her Palestine, read her latest novel, The Land Beneath the Light.
For more information on the Nakba and Right of Return visit Zochrot.
Her fourth novel and third children’s book are currently in progress.
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