The sixth annual Palestine Book Awards celebrated this year's publications on Palestine yesterday evening.
And the 2017 winners are:
- Academic Award (joint winners):
Laila Parsons- The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948 (Saqi Books)
Bjorn Brenner- Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance (I.B. Tauris)
- Memoir Award: Ella Shohat - On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements (Pluto Press)
- Creative Award: Samia Halaby - Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre (Schilt Publishing)
- The Lifetime Achievement Award: Ilan Pappe
Leading figures from the political, academic and literary communities joined in the celebration and unveiling of the winners of 2017 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 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 2016 and June 2017.
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.