Published in 2017 by Elyzad, Préliminaires pour un verger futur is a collection of three Palestinian love stories taking place in the past, present and future. Each deals with vanished geographies and disrupted languages and explores the possibilities found within broken narratives.
Publisher’s word: “Karim Kattan’s short stories are unwaveringly modern and powerfully intimate. A talented voice that heralds a new generation of Palestinian writers.”
It was positively reviewed by national and local newspapers, radio and television shows in France and abroad, including Libération, l’Humanité, Radio France International, l’Orient Littéraire, la Plume Francophone and TV5.
Shortlisted, Prix Boccace 2017 for best collection of short stories. Featured in ONORIENT’s 2018 selection of up-and-coming writers.