Submissions now open for Palestine Book Awards 2023

24 February 2023

Middle East Monitor's (MEMO) Palestine Book Awards is back for the 12th year. We invite you to submit your best entries. Winning books will be chosen from several categories, including Academic, Translation, Creative, Memoir, Social History.

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 important topic with the aim of drawing attention to a cause that is at the heart of the Middle East.

The winning books will be announced at the annual invitation-only event held in a top London restaurant in November 2023 during which publishers, authors, journalists, academics and politicians will join in the celebration. There will also be the potential for interviews, reviews and other promotional events to increase awareness and sales of the books.

We welcome all books submitted by publishers. Please review the eligibility criteria and nominate a book here.

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