9. Pay No Heed to the Rockets - Marcello di Cintio (non-fiction)
Author Marcello di Cintio first travelled to Israel in 1999. When he returned again in 2015, he yearned to write about Palestinian writers and how they see the Arab-Israeli conflict. In his book, he records his encounters with Arab writers from the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. During the book, he meets old friends, notable writers and authors from said regions and documents their opinions and history about the regional conflicts. Di Cintio portrays the different faces of the Gaza region in a very lively and diverse manner - not only the Arab-Israeli conflict is part of the book, but also other social aspects of life, such as domestic abuse, the placement of LGBTQ people, government corruption and childhood trauma.