MEMO announces Palestine Book Awards shortlist 2022

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11 June 2022

The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) is pleased to announce the books shortlisted for its 2022 Palestine Book Awards. This prestigious event, now in its eleventh year, honours and celebrates books in English about Palestine. It, equally, encourages authors and publishers to produce more books on Palestine.

2022 has been another successful year with over 50 books submitted for consideration. The highest record of books put forward for the Awards. 

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

Judges also reviewed 4 children's books. An exceptional new growing genre in regards to Palestine. 

The 2022 shortlisted authors are:

Our panel of Judges this year are:

MEMO offers its heartiest congratulations to the finalists and 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]

*Mohammad Sabaaneh is also a MEMO cartoonist

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