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:


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Winners of the Palestine Book Awards

  • 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
  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948