Middle East Monitor's (MEMO) Palestine Book Awards are back for a ninth year and invite you to submit your best entries.
MEMO will be hosting an awards ceremony to honour and endorse the best books written in English on the subject of Palestine. The awards promote existing books on Palestine as well as encouraging new authors to write about this sensitive but important topic with the aim of drawing attention to a cause that rests at the heart of the Middle East.
In November 2020, we will be hosting the awards ceremony in which the three best books selected will be awarded prizes in the Academic, Memoir and Creative categories. There will also be the potential for interviews and other promotional events to increase awareness and sales of the books.
Awards winners will be announced at the annual invitation-only event held in a top London hotel where publishers, authors, journalists, academics and politicians will share a platform.
Last year's winners included:
- Lifetime Achievement Award:
Palestine, Land and People (Saqi Books)
- Acadamic Award:
Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine (Stanford University)
- Creative Award:
The Parisian (Jonathan Cape)
- Social History Award:
Stone Men: The Palestinians Who Built Israel (Verso Books)
- Translation Award:
Where the Bird Disappeared (Seagull Books)
Our panel of Judges this year are:
- Haifa Zangana - an Iraqi novelist and author
- Dr Ibrahim Darwish - Journalist with Al-Hiwar TV
- Alan Waddams - Chairman of Medical Aid for Palestinians
- Subhi Hadidi - Literary critic and political commentator
- Victoria Brittain - Former associate foreign editor of the Guardian and author
- Nur Masalha - Member of the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS, University of London
We welcome all books submitted by publishers. Please review the eligibility criteria and nominate a book here.
If you have any queries, please contact us and we’ll be happy to help.