Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

He, she and it

When I was writing my biography of Leila Khaled for Pluto Press, my fabulous editor, David Castle, pointed something very valuable out to me. This is the fact that writers … Continue reading

April 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

Publishing job at Pluto

One of my (for obvious reasons) favourite publishers is advertising a job! A rare opportunity to get into left-wing/independent publishing in London (if you’re foolish enough to want to live … Continue reading

November 27, 2012 · Leave a comment

'Leila Khaled' reviewed

Asa Winstanley‘s review of my new Leila Khaled biography is out on Electronic Intifada. After last week’s fuss from the Zionist mob, it’s nice to have some feedback from somebody … Continue reading

May 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Manchester launch for Leila Khaled biography CANCELLED

I’m very sad to say that the Manchester launch of my Leila Khaled biography, which was due to take place a week on Thursday, has been cancelled. A very shaken … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · 3 Comments

"Leila Khaled…" gets its first coverage

With amazing speed, Ibrahim Darwish of Al-Quds Al-Arabi has produced this lengthy piece on my new Pluto Press book Leila Khaled: Icon of Palestinian Liberation. It’s in Arabic, but the … Continue reading

May 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

Leila Khaled biography – on Pluto's website

I noticed today that my Leila Khaled biography is now available for pre-order from Pluto Books’ own website. It’s not actually out until May this year, but at least it … Continue reading

January 8, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: 'Palestine peace activists speak'

From Green Left Weekly, 4th September 2011 “People safely outside the situation sometimes ask ‘Why don’t more Palestinians use non-violent protest?’ says Michael Riordon is his concluding chapter to Our … Continue reading

September 5, 2011 · Leave a comment

New article: Book Review – Europe's Alliance With Israel

Electronic Intifada, 30th December 2010: From the eastern side of the Atlantic, it’s easy to pin all the world’s ills on the United States. Other Western countries may have perpetrated … Continue reading

December 31, 2010 · 1 Comment

End-of-year stocktake

Here’s my end-of-year, stock-taking kind of post. Yes I’m blogging on Christmas Day, but only because I’m online waiting for my Mum on the other side of the world to … Continue reading

December 25, 2010 · 1 Comment