Palestine Book Awards 2016 - Shortlist Announced

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01 July 2016

Middle East Monitor are pleased to announce the books shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2016.

The award, now in its fifth year, is an annual project that honours and celebrates books in English about Palestine. It is equally an attempt to encourage authors and publishers to create more fine books on Palestine.

It has been another successful year with a total of 40 books submitted for consideration. The shortlist books selected by the judges have truly added to the diverse selection of submissions this year, adding to the mix of genres forwarding the Palestinian narrative.

The 2016 shortlisted authors are:

The judges this year are:

The winners will be announced at the Book Awards ceremony, which will be held on Friday 18th November, at the London Hilton Hotel.

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

For any queries on books and authors, please direct to Yasmina Allouche on 0208 838 0231 or to the publishers.

The 2017 Shortlist

  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Code Name: Butterfly
  • Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine
  • The Oslo Accords

Past Winners

  • 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
  • The Palestinians: Photographs of a Land and its People from 1839 to the Present Day
  •  The Battle for Justice in Palestine
  • Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile
  • The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948