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.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Workshop through the Houston Writers Guild

Join me to discuss Rhetorical Devices as part of the Houston Writers Guild fall/winter seminar series on Thursday, Oct 26 from 3 -5 pm. No registration required. Free to all Houston writers. Click here for details.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Workshop Update


Let's help out Houston residents in these difficult times. All proceeds from my workshop will be donated to the hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Starting date is pushed to September 16 to accommodate participants. Registration is open now. For more info, please visit The Fig Writer's Studio 

Monday, June 19, 2017

Workshop with Lilas

So You Have the Burning Itch to be a Novelist? 

Let's work together. Registration is open for a workshop I'm giving on novel writing in Houston this September.  Registration and more information at the Fig Writer's Studio

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Proud to announce that Bitter Almonds won the 2017 International Book Award in the Fiction-Multicultural category.