Palestine Book Awards 2016: Winners Announced

19 November 2016

The fifth annual Palestine Book Awards celebrated this year's publications on Palestine yesterday evening.

And the 2016 winners are:

Leading figures from the political, academic and literary communities joined in the celebration and unveiling of the winners of 2016 Palestine Book Awards.

MEMO’s flagship event is the culmination of months of hard work. Nominations start in January with submissions being made by national and international publishers. Seven books are then then shortlisted from three categories: academic, memoir and creative, by an expert panel of judges.

All books entered into the running for consideration this year were published between June 2015 and June 2016.

To submit a book for consideration for next year's awards, keep an eye on this page where the opening dates will be listed shortly.


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The 2018 Shortlist

  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Enclosure: Palestinian landscapes in a historical mirror
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance
  •  The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Recommended Reading

  • Jerusalem stands alone
  • P is for Palestine
  • The Palestinian Table
  • Employing the enemy: The Story of Palestinian labourers on Israeli settlements
  • The Palestinian Table