Palestine Book Awards 2015: Winners Announced

20 November 2015

The fourth annual Palestine Book Awards, one of MEMO's flagship events, celebrated this year's publications on Palestine yesterday evening.

And the 2015 winners are:

Seven books were shortlisted from 42 entries in this year's competition. The admissions covered a range of genres including politics, poetry, graphic novels and memoirs. Authors of the shortlisted books were awarded prizes.

Held at a central London hotel, the event attracted leading figures from the political, academic and literary community. The Palestinian ambassador to the UK, H.E. Prof. Manuel Hassassian presented the shourtlisted authors and their representatives with awards, with the winners were awarded by:

  • Haifa Zangana, Judge, Palestine Book Awards
  • Dr Swee Chai Ang, Founding Trustee, Medical Aid for Palestinians
  • Alan Waddams, Chair, Medical Aid for Palestinians

Entries for the awards included books which were published between June 2014 and June 2015.

To submit a book for consideration for next year's ceremony, keep an eye on the Palestine Book Awards' website where the opening dates will be listed shortly.

Winning authors, from left to right: Amb Elias Sanbar; Dr Mohamed Karim (representing Lena Jayyusi); Jean-Pierre Filiu

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