Palestine Book Awards 2013 short-list announced

03 September 2012

The Middle East Monitor is pleased to announce the shortlist of finalists for the inaugural MEMO Palestine Book Awards.

The panel of judges included Victoria Brittain (Former associate foreign editor of the Guardian and author); Ibrahim Darwish (Palestinian academic); Revd Canon Garth Hewitt (Canon of St George's Cathedral in Jerusalem); Dr Phyllis Starkey (Former Member of Parliament); and Dr Hanan Chehata (Former Press Officer of the Middle East Monitor).

With over twenty high quality submissions from all over the world, the judges had a difficult task to produce a short-list for the awards. In alphabetical order, they are as follows:

  • 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

The prize-giving ceremony will take place at the end of November 2012, where the winner and runners-up will be announced.

MEMO offers its heartiest congratulations to the finalists and gratitude to all those who submitted their work for consideration.

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.

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Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • 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
  • 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