Le Palais des deux collines, Elyzad, 2021


Published in 2021, Le Palais des deux collines is Karim Kattan’s first novel.

It was awarded the “Prix des cinq continents de la francophonie” and shortlisted for many other literary prizes, including the Prix Senghor du premier roman francophone.

Publisher’s word: “In this dark yet exquisite first novel, Karim Kattan explores the disturbing labyrinths of politics and memory. In this novel set beneath the almond trees in bloom, Palestine is reinvented as the intimate and forever untamed site of the wildest literary imagination.” 



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Préliminaires pour un verger futur, Elyzad, 2017


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 2018 for best collection of short stories.

Featured in ONORIENT’s 2018 selection of up-and-coming writers.