Palestine Book Awards 2012 - Winners

01 December 2012

The Middle East Monitor are pleased to announce that Jen Marlowe and Sami Al-Jundi have been awarded the Palestine Book Award 2012 for their book The Hour of Sunlight published by Nation Books.

The Academic Award has been won by Sara Roy for her book Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector published by Princeton University Press.

The Special Runner Up Award has been won by Ben White for his book Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy published by Pluto Press.

The shortlisted authors were:

  • I Shall not Hate, Izzeldin Abuelaish - published by Bloomsbury
  • The Hour of Sunlight, Jen Marlowe and Sami Al-Jundi - published by Nation Books
  • I was born there, I was born here, Mourid Barghouti - published by Bloomsbury
  • Hamas and Civil Society in Gaza: Engaging the Islamist Social Sector, Sara Roy - published by Princeton University Press
  • Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy, Ben White - published by Pluto Press

MEMO offers its heartiest congratulations to all winners this evening and gratitude to all those who submitted their work for consideration.
Please check the website for information about next year’s Palestine Book Awards

For further information please contact Samira Quraishy on +44 (0) 20 8838 0231

The Middle East Monitor is an independent media research institute founded in the United Kingdom in 2009 to foster a fair and accurate coverage of Middle Eastern issues and in particular the Palestine Question in the Western Media.

Past Winners

  • 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
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name