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:
- Academic Award Winner
A History of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, Awareness, and Revolution in the Middle East
- Counter Current Award Winner
Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick
Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics
- Counter Translation Award Winner
Sonia Nimir and Marcia Lynx Qualey (Translator)
Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands
- Biography Award Winner
Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said
Palestine Book Awards 2022 Judges:
Our panel of Judges this year are:
- Dr Afaf Jabiri
Senior Lecturer at the University of East London
- Alan Waddams
Former Chairman of Medical Aid for Palestinians
- Haifa Zangana
An Iraqi novelist and author
- Dr Ibrahim Darwish
Journalist with Al-Hiwar TV
- Prof Nur Masalha
Member of the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS, University of London
- Sawad Hussain
An award-winning Arabic-English literary translator
- Victoria Brittain
Former Associate Foreign Editor of the Guardian and author
If you have any queries, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.