Atef Abu Saif

Atef Abu Saif was born in Jabalia refugee camp in the Gaza strip in 1973. He has published six novels and two collections of short stories. His novel, A Suspended Life (2014) was shortlisted for the 2015 International Prize for Arab Fiction. His account of the 2014 war on Gaza was published in English as The Drone Eats with Me: Diaries from a City under Fire.  He studied at the Universities of Birzeit and Bradford, and the European University Institute in Florence and has written several books on politics, his academic specialty.