Born to a Slovak mother and a Palestinian father, Khulud grew up in two countries and between two cultures, her identity composed of both, and her multicultural background is reflected in her writing. She writes fiction, poetry and non-fiction.
With a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Haifa, her fiction, poetry and non-fiction deals with political and social issues as they relate to and affect women’s lives, striving to bring local, marginalised and unheard voices into the limelight.
Khulud’s debut novel was Haifa Fragments. It offers no easy answers, but in focussing on the shared humanity of Christians, Jews and Muslims in her fractured region, it is compelling and heartwarming.
Khulud is a member of the radical feminist collective Isha L’Isha (based at Haifa Feminist Centre), where she has been an activist for many years, fighting for the rights of the most marginalised groups of women. She is also the co-founder of the Tuskuteesh Facebook page – a safe space for Arab women to share testimonies of sexual violence.
She lives with her daughter in Haifa.