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.