2020

Against the Loveless World

2020 winner
Against the Loveless World

Author(s):

Susan Abulhawa

Publisher:

Bloomsbury Circus

Published:

July 2020
Nahr has been confined to the Cube: nine square metres of glossy grey cinderblock, devoid of time, its patterns of light and dark nothing to do with day and night. Journalists visit her, but get nowhere; because Nahr is not going to share her...

Trees for the Absentees

Trees for the Absentees

Author(s):

Ahlam Bsharat

Publisher:

Neem Tree Press

Published:

September 2019
Young love, meddling relatives, heart-to-hearts with friends, real and imagined.Philistia’s world is that of an ordinary university student, except that in occupied Palestine, and when your father is in indefinite detention, nothing is...

Walking to Jerusalem

Walking to Jerusalem

Author(s):

Justin Butcher

Publisher:

Hodder & Stoughton

Published:

September 2019
2017 marked three important anniversaries for the Palestinian people: 100 years since the Balfour Declaration; 50 years since the Six-day War; and ten years since the Blockade of Gaza. As an act of penance, solidarity and hope, actor and musician...

There Where You Are Not

2020 winner
 There Where You Are Not

Author(s):

Kamal Boullata

Publisher:

Hirmer Verlag

Published:

October 2019
There Where You Are Not brings together the writings of celebrated Palestinian artist and theorist Kamal Boullata. Produced over four decades of exile in Europe, North Africa, and the United States, the essays explore intersections between...

Life in a Country Album

2020 winner
Life in a Country Album

Author(s):

Nathalie Handal

Publisher:

University Of Pittsburgh Press

Published:

October 2019
In in her seventh collection, award-winning poet Nathalie Handal reaffirms that she remains an urgent and singular voice in contemporary poetry. Linguistically fluid and geographically expansive, Nathalie Handal’s Life in a Country Album is...

Minor Detail

Minor Detail

Publisher:

Fitzcarraldo Editions

Published:

May 2020
Minor Detail begins during the summer of 1949, one year after the war that the Palestinians mourn as the Nakba – the catastrophe that led to the displacement and expulsion of more than 700,000 people – and the Israelis celebrate as the...