Mohammed Massoud Morsi’s novel, The Palace of Angels, has been shortlisted for the Christina Stead Prize for Fiction in the 2020 NSW Premier’s Literary Awards. The winner will be announced on Monday 27th April.
We are delighted for Morsi and his beautiful novel, a collection of three stories about Palestine’s struggle for self-determination and the beautiful faces not normally revealed in war. Geraldine Brooks described it as, “Vital, brutal and tender, The Palace of the Angels is written with the urgency of breaking news and the delicacy of poetry. This is Morsi at his passionate best.”
Morsi is also up for the People’s Choice Award in the Christina Stead Prize – if you read The Palace of Angels and loved it, please go and vote for it here: https://www.sl.nsw.gov.au/awards/peoples-choice-award