Palestine Book Awards 2017: Winners Announced

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24 November 2017

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

And the 2017 winners are:

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.

The 2017 Shortlist

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

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