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.

Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom
  • I Sing From the Window of Exile
  • Imagining Palestine: Cultures of Exile and National Identity
  • Transnational Palestine: Migration and the Right of Return before 1948
  • Among the Almond Trees: A Palestinian Memoir
  • 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