Sunday, February 3, 2019

Availability ofاللوز المر in print

Readers who would like a paperback book of Bitter Almonds translation in Arabic اللوز المر can now get their copy from  Wordery Online Bookshop in the U.S.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Lost In Thyme Novel Released

Happy to announce the release of my third novel LOST IN THYME. If interested, you can read an excerpt on my website

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Review of Bitter Almonds in Arabic بالعربية

كتبت ليلاس طه، الروائية الفلسطينية المقيمة في أميركا، روايتها «لوز مر» بالإنكليزية وتختار تقديم حكايتها بعيداً من السياسة وقريباً جداً من الصراعات التي تجول في قلوب شخصياتها وما تمثله من قاسم إنساني مشترك مع جميع البشر. ولعل هذا أسهم في فوز الرواية بـ «جائزة الكتاب الدولية» للتعددية الثقافية التي تُمنح سنويا في الولايات المتحدة

 تحليل لرواية اللوز المر بالعربية في جريدة الحياة

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Sukoon Magazine Interview

In my recently published interview with Sukoon Magazine, I was asked the following question:

"Would you describe Bitter Almonds as more of a political story or more of a love story? Or maybe love is political anyway?"

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


The day will come, when you will beg for my forgiveness.

I, the child blamed, the one innocent of your crimes,

I, the grandfather, farmer of a land stolen,

I, the grandmother, singer of ballads forgotten,

I, the father, carer of a family torn asunder,

I, the mother, nurturer of a home cowardly demolished,

I, the colonized, the oppressed, the evicted,

I, the persecuted, the starved, the forgotten,

I, the imprisoned, the tortured, the assassinated,

I, the Palestinian, will stand forever tall, and

We will never forgive your silence.

Lilas Taha is a novelist, winner of the 2017 International Book Awards in the Multicultural Fiction category and is the author of Shadows of Damascus and Bitter Almonds.

Monday, December 4, 2017

One Book, Many conversations

Join me for a conversation with Georgetwon University in Qatar on January 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. For more info click here

Lilas Taha is a novelist, winner of the 2017 International Book Awards  and is the author of Shadows of Damascus and Bitter Almonds.