Entries open for 11th Palestine Book Awards

24 January 2022

Middle East Monitor's (MEMO) Palestine Book Awards are back for the 11th year and we invite you to submit your best entries. Winning books will be chosen from a number of categories, including Academic, Translation, Creative, Memoir, Social History.

MEMO will be hosting an awards ceremony to honour the best books written in English on the subject of Palestine. The Awards promote existing books on Palestine as well as encouraging new authors to write about this sensitive but important topic with the aim of drawing attention to a cause that rests at the heart of the Middle East.

Awards winners will be announced in November 2022 in the presence of publishers, authors, journalists, academics and politicians.

We welcome all books submitted by publishers. Please review the eligibility criteria and nominate a book here.

Palestine Book Awards 2021 Winners:

Palestine Book Awards 2022 Judges:

Our panel of Judges this year are:

  • Alan Waddams
    Former Chairman of Medical Aid for Palestinians
  • Prof Nur Masalha
    Member of the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS, University of London
  • Sawad Hussain
    An award-winning Arabic-English literary translator

If you have any queries, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.

Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • 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
  • 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