7 books shortlisted for 2023 Palestine Book Awards

20 July 2023

Middle East Monitor (MEMO) is pleased to announce the books shortlisted for its 2023 Palestine Book Awards. This prestigious event, now in its twelfth year, honours and celebrates books published in English about Palestine and encourages authors and publishers to produce more books on Palestine.

2023 has been another successful year with more than 50 books submitted for consideration; the largest recorded in the Awards’ history. 

The shortlisted winners selected by the judges have added to the diversity of submissions and genres featuring the Palestinian narrative.

This year’s Award winners will be announced at a prestigious invitation-only event in London this November. 

The 2023 shortlisted authors are:

Our panel of Judges this year are:

MEMO offers its heartiest congratulations to the finalists, gratitude to all those who have submitted their work for consideration and to the judges who have had the difficult task of deciding the shortlist and winners.

All queries on books and authors should be directed to [email protected]

Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom
  • I Sing From the Window of Exile
  • Imagining Palestine: Cultures of Exile and National Identity
  • Transnational Palestine: Migration and the Right of Return before 1948
  • Among the Almond Trees: A Palestinian Memoir
  • Things You May Find Hidden in My Ear: Poems from Gaza
  • Tolerance Is a Wasteland: Palestine and the Culture of Denial
  • Reclaiming Humanity in Palestinian Hunger Strikes : Revolutionary Subjectivity and Decolonizing the Body
  • Psychoanalysis under occupation: practicing resistance in Palestine
  • Power born of dreams: my story is palestine
  • Al-Haq: A Global History of the First Palestinian Human Rights Organization
  • Sambac Beneath Unlikely Skies
  • Places of Mind: A life of Edward Said
  • Except for Palestine: The limits of progressive politics
  • A history of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, awareness, and revolution in the middle east
  • Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands
  • Against the Loveless World
  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
  • Life in a Country Album
  •  There Where You Are Not