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

Past Winners

  • 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
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History
  • Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation