October News

BBC Filming in Palestine Hi everyone, as many of you know I have recently deactivated my social media and will now be sharing updates with you via my website. If anyone wants to sign up, please feel free to forward this. September saw my first filming experience on location in UK and Palestine as IContinue reading “October News”

We’ve been nominated for the Palestine Book Awards

🏅We’ve been nominated for the Palestine Book Awards 2022 The Land Beneath the Light my latest novel; a female centric story set in rural Palestine, and my children’s book, The Girl Who Stitched the Stars; the second book of my migrant children’s series. It’s such an honour to be on the list this year amongContinue reading “We’ve been nominated for the Palestine Book Awards”

The Land Beneath the Light: An interview with author Shereen Malherbe on her new Palestinian novel

“When we read classic literature we now use them as references for society despite them being fictional texts. What I want to create are representative, authentic texts that include Muslims as contributors to society. Having a Muslim narrative should not pigeonhole our work into a Muslim-only category. My books are for everyone to read.” ShereenContinue reading “The Land Beneath the Light: An interview with author Shereen Malherbe on her new Palestinian novel”

Happy Publication Day!

I am thrilled to announce that The Land Beneath the Light and The Girl Who Stitched the Stars, have officially been published by Beacon Books. I would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone for their support. Thank you to Beacon Books and team and illustrator, Sarah Nesti Willard. It wouldn’t have beenContinue reading “Happy Publication Day!”

The Land Beneath the Light

A Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre All  too often we are subjected to news of turmoil and conflict in  Palestine. By exploring the lived realities of those living under  occupation, The Land Beneath the Light presents  an alternative. Drawn loosely from the author’s own childhood  experiences of Palestine, Shereen Malherbe showcases the beauty of this  war-torn landContinue reading “The Land Beneath the Light”

Author Shereen Malherbe on The Today Show

“Shereen Malherbe will be read more and more as the wind carries her original, powerful, enchanting stories, where rarely is a novel just a novel…” Yousef Khanfar. Watch the show to find out more about The Land Beneath the Light which is due to be released in January 2022. A Palestinian reimagining of Jane Eyre,Continue reading “Author Shereen Malherbe on The Today Show”

The OU helped me to become a published author.

Published by the Open University. Read the full article here. “I always dreamed of becoming an author,” says OU graduate Shereen. “But it wasn’t something I realised again until I had taken time off from my banking career.”Shereen had been working in London’s Canary Wharf when she met her husband and took some time off toContinue reading “The OU helped me to become a published author.”

Returning…with a different view

Hello everyone, I’m returning to the world of living, also known as social media! After a two year hiatus, and becoming an almost  English Literature graduate (Summer 2019), I am ready to begin sharing my stories and travels with you again. To find out what direction I was heading in, I needed a break offline to work out what thatContinue reading “Returning…with a different view”

Jasmine Falling books are donated to schools & universities in Palestine

This summer, a stack of my books are being distributed back to the country and people who inspired me to write it. This novel was written with the sole purpose of sharing an alternative narrative and capturing Palestine as I experienced it. Roaming around the old City of Jerusalem, my husband and I found maps beingContinue reading “Jasmine Falling books are donated to schools & universities in Palestine”