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Peirene Now! No. 3: Shatila Stories ' This remarkable novel isn’t about the refugee voice; it is born from it and told through it. ' Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner

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  • You’re invited: Shatila Stories Launch Event

    We’d love to see you at the launch on the 20th of June (World Refugee Day) at Waterstones London, Gower Street.

    Tickets here.
  • Really!? Do we need yet another refugee book?

    Yes, we do! Especially if it is a novel written by refugees themselves. But what difference does it make who wrote it? Find out more in our May newsletter.

  • Khaled Hosseini Reviews Shatila Stories!

    Peirene Press is thrilled to say that Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, has read and reviewed Peirene Press Now! No.3, Shatila Stories. This is what he said about the book:

    ‘This remarkable novel isn’t about the refugee voice; it is born from it and told through it. Camp life in Shatila is rendered in vivid, haunting, sometimes brutal detail. But on every page, the glint of hope for dignity and a better life is heartbreakingly alive.’ Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner.

  • Get your tickets now for the Peirene Summer Salon 2018!

    Our Summer Salon will focus on Peirene No. 26 Shadows on the Tundra, a piece of Lithuanian survival literature written by Dalia Grinkevičiutė.

    Tickets here.

Peirene Now!

Peirene Now! represents Peirene’s commitments to social action. What can a 21st century publisher do to help make sense of the world around us? Our answer to this question is here.