Palestine Book Awards 2017 - Shortlist Announced

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13 June 2017

The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) is pleased to announce the books shortlisted for its 2017 Palestine Book Awards.

This prestigious event, now in its sixth 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 produce more books on Palestine.

2017 has been another successful year with a total of 41 books submitted for consideration. The shortlist winners selected by the judges have added to the diversity of submissions and genres featuring the Palestinian narrative.

View the press release in Arabic

The 2017 shortlisted authors are:

This year, the judges are:

The winners will be announced on the evening of the Awards dinner, which will be held on Friday 24 November, at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel. There will also be an evening with the shortlisted authors at the P21 Gallery on November 23 chaired by Professor Eugene Rogan (St Anthony's College, Oxford).

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

All queries on books and authors should be directed to Yasmina Allouche on 020 8838 0231 or to the publishers.


Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • 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
  • 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