2020 FinalistRBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Palestinian Still Life
"Omer Friedlander's 'Palestinian Still Life' is a touching and insightful story of a young man’s quest to collect and archive his people’s history despite the perpetual dangers of erasure and violence he faces. He melds beautifully the personal to the political, the mundane to the extraordinary, the past to the present. He writes with such compassion that as readers we are rooting for his characters to succeed despite the precariousness of their pursuit."
—2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Short Fiction Jury (Kris Bertin, Djamila Ibrahim, and Carrianne Leung)