Call for Submissions: Palestine Book Awards

22 January 2015

Middle East Monitor's Palestine Book Awards are back for a fourth year...

Middle East Monitor (MEMO), a media research institute based in London, invites you to submit your entries for our fourth annual Palestine Book Awards.

MEMO will be hosting an awards ceremony to honour and endorse the best books written in English on the subject of Palestine. The awards promote existing books on Palestine as well as encourage new authors to write about this sensitive but important topic, thus drawing attention to a cause that rests at the heart of the conflict currently raging in the Middle East.

In November 2015, we will be hosting an awards ceremony in which a monetary prize will be awarded to the author judged to have written the "Best Book on Palestine 2014/2015". Two runners-up prizes will also be awarded. In addition, the winners will receive personalised plaques and be given the opportunity to have their books reviewed by critics at MEMO and our partner organisations. There will also be the potential for interviews and other promotional events to increase awareness and sales of their books. The awards ceremony will be held as an annual invitation-only evening to which all the nominees will be invited as well as publishers, authors, journalists, academics and politicians.

Last year's winners included:

Our panel of four judges this year are:

  • Peter Clark, Trustee for the Mann Booker Arabic prize.
  • Marjorie Mayo, Emeritus Professor of Community Development at Goldsmiths University.
  • Haifa Zangana, an Iraqi novelist and author.
  • Karl Sabbagh, a Palestinian-British writer, journalist and television producer.

We are happy to consider all books submitted. Please review the eligiblity criteria and nominate a book here.

If you have any queries, please contact us.

Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • 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
  • 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