Winners

The Parisian

2019 winner
The Parisan

Author(s):

Isabella Hammad

Publisher:

Jonathan Cape

Published:

April 2019
As the First World War shatters families, destroys friendships and kills lovers, a young Palestinian dreamer sets out to find himself. Midhat Kamal navigates his way across a fractured world, from the shifting politics of the Middle East to the...

Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel

2019 winner
Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel

Author(s):

Andrew Ross

Publisher:

Verso Books

Published:

March 2019
"They demolish our houses while we build theirs."This is how a Palestinian stonemason, in line at a checkpoint outside a Jerusalem suburb, described his life to Andrew Ross. Palestinian “stone men,” using some of the best-quality...

Where the Bird Disappeared

2019 winner
Where the Bird Disappeared

Publisher:

Seagull Books

Published:

May 2018
This lyrical novel, set in the surroundings of the Palestinian village of Zakariyya, weaves a narrative rich in sensory detail yet troubled by the porousness of memory. It tells the story of the relationship between two figures of deep mythical...

The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

2018 winner
The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Author(s):

Salim Tamari

Publisher:

University of California Press

Published:

August 2017
This rich history of Palestine in the last decade of the Ottoman Empire reveals the nation emerging as a cultural entity engaged in a vibrant intellectual, political, and social exchange of ideas and initiatives. Employing nuanced ethnography,...

Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine

2019 winner
Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine

Author(s):

Noura Erakat

Publisher:

Stanford University Press

Published:

April 2019
Justice in the Question of Palestine is often framed as a question of law. Yet none of the Israel-Palestinian conflict's most vexing challenges have been resolved by judicial intervention. Occupation law has failed to stem Israel's settlement...

Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People

2019 winner
Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People

Author(s):

Nabil Anani

Publisher:

Saqi Books

Published:

August 2018
Nabil Anani is one of the most prominent Palestinian artists working today. A painter, ceramicist and sculptor, he has built an impressive catalogue of outstanding, innovative and unique art over the past five decades, pioneering the use of local...

In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood

2018 winner
In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood

Author(s):

Reja-e Busailah

Publisher:

Institute for Palestine Studies

Published:

November 2017
In the Land of My Birth recounts the coming of age of a blind Palestinian boy of modest milieu during the turbulent years leading up to the fall of Palestine in 1948. Above all, it is about the boy's life and his...

On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements

2017 winner
On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements

Author(s):

Ella Shohat

Publisher:

Pluto Press

Published:

April 2017
Spanning several decades, Ella Shohat’s work has introduced conceptual frameworks that fundamentally challenged conventional understandings of Palestine, Zionism and the Middle East, focusing on the pivotal figure of the Arab-Jew. This book...

Past Winners

  • The Parisan
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Where the Bird Disappeared
  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History
  • Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation