Palestine Book Awards 2020 Winners Announced

05 November 2020

The winners of this year’s Palestine Book Awards (PBA) were announced this evening over zoom and streamed from different parts of the world to recognize and celebrate the work of authors and their contribution to the literature on the subject of Palestine.

The 9th PBA awards ceremony began with a keynote address by Dr Rima Khalaf, President of the Global Organisation Against Racial Discrimination and Segregation. Dr Khalaf discussed the impact of literature on the generations to come and the role Zionists played in trying to erase their wrongdoing through this form of art. 

This was followed by a roundtable discussion with the shortlisted authors, hosted by Professor Eugene Rogan, St Anthony’s College, Oxford.

A total of 38 books were entered in this year’s competition, with seven books being shortlisted by a panel of expert judges. The awards were categorised as follows: Academic, Creative, and Lifetime Achievement Award.

2020 Winners are:


Watch the Live Stream of Palestine Book Awards 2020

Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • They Called Me a Lioness: A Palestinian Girl's Fight for Freedom
  • I Sing From the Window of Exile
  • Imagining Palestine: Cultures of Exile and National Identity
  • Transnational Palestine: Migration and the Right of Return before 1948
  • Among the Almond Trees: A Palestinian Memoir
  • 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