• "Brilliant ... Elias Khoury, along with Mahmoud Darwish, is an artist giving voice to rooted exiles and trapped refugees, to dissolving boundaries and changing identities, to radical demands and new languages"

    Edward Said
  • "He creates his very own, and very believable, newly coined mythologies...[the] result is a work of remarkable suspense... poetic and mysterious"

    Nicholas Blincoe, Daily Telegraph
  • "Gate of the Sun is an imposingly rich and realistic novel, a genuine masterwork"

    New York Times Book Review
  • "The word 'brilliant' is etched across Khoury's new novel... It's a novel that will outlive us"

  • "In Gate of the Sun, a character dreams of writing a 'book without a beginning or end... an epic of the Palestinian people'... Khoury's monumental novel is in a sense that groundbreaking book"