AASA Member Susan Muaddi Darraj Wins Grace Paley Award for New Book

AASA Member Susan Muaddi Darraj Wins Grace Paley Award for New Book

New Book Wins AWP Grace Paley Award for Fiction; New from UMass Press

The 2014 winner of the Grace Paley Award is A Curious Land, by Susan Muaddi Darraj. This short story collection about the inhabitants of a Palestinian West Bank village, Tel al-Hilou, spans generations and continents to explore ideas of memory, belonging, connection, and, ultimately, the deepest and richest meaning of home. A Curious Land gives voice to the experiences of Palestinians in the last century. 

BookList called it “A superb collection and a perfect selection for public libraries.”

Randa Jarrar described it as “A gorgeous book encompassing a century’s worth of Palestinian and Palestinian-American stories. Chatty, generous, and often hilarious, this book is full of characters you won’t want to leave behind.”

Available for order at http://www.umass.edu/umpress/title/curious-land
Susan Muaddi Darraj

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