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Walid Shurafa is a Palestinian writer, born in Nablus, Palestine, in 1973. He teaches Media and Cultural Studies at Birzeit University in Palestine and wrote his doctoral thesis on the discourse of Edward Said. He published his first play, entitled The People’s Court, in 1991, while still at secondary school. He has two published novels: Coming from the Resurrection (2013) and Heir of the Tombstones (2017), which was shortlisted for the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. His interests lie in visual culture and orientalism.