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:
- A Curious Land - Susan Muaddi Darraj, published by University of Massachusetts Press
- Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora -Yasir Suleiman, published by Edinburgh University Press
- Imperial perceptions of Palestine: British influence and power in late Ottoman times - Lorenzo Kamel, published by I.b.tauris
- I Remember My Name - Ramzy Baroud, Samah Sabawi and Jehan Bseiso, published by Novum Publishing
- Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine - Sherene Seikaly, published by Stanford University Press
- Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities - Anaheed Al-Hardan, published by Columbia University Press
- War against the people: Israel and Palestinians and Global pacification - Jeff Halper, published by Pluto Press
The judges this year are:
- Haifa Zangana – Author and journalist
- Alan Waddams – MAP Chairman
- Marjorie Mayo – Emeritus Professor
- Dr Faysal Mikdadi - Author
- Judith Laurance- Writer
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.