PBA announces shortlist for 2021

14 June 2021

Seven books have been shortlisted for this year's Palestine Book Awards, Middle East Monitor is happy to announce.

The Palestine Book Awards (PBA) is celebrating its tenth anniversary in November 2021 as part of its annual ceremony that honours and celebrates books in English about Palestine.

2021 has been another successful year with a total of 39 books submitted for consideration.

The shortlist winners selected by the judges include both Palestinian writers and those of a variety of different backgrounds, adding to the diversity of submissions. They include and range in topics from those submitted by American Professor Marc Lamont Hill who was sacked by CNN after a speech he made on Israel and Palestine at the United Nations and a culinary offering by Gaza-born Lima Shawa.

The 2021 shortlisted authors are:

Our panel of Judges this year are:

MEMO offers its heartiest congratulations to the finalists and gratitude to all those who have submitted their work for consideration and to the judges who have had the difficult task of deciding the shortlist and winners.

All queries on books and authors should be directed to [email protected]

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