Submissions open for 2016
Middle East Monitor's (MEMO) Palestine Book Awards are back for a fifth year and invites 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 encourage new authors to write about this sensitive but important topic in the aims of drawing attention to a cause that rests at the heart of the Middle East.
In November 2016 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 their books. The awards ceremony will be held as an annual invitation-only evening to which all the nominees will be invited as well as publishers, authors, journalists, academics and politicians.
Last year's winners included:
- Academic Award: Jean-Pierre Filiu - Gaza: A History (Hurst Publishers)
- Memoir Award: Lena Jayyusi - Jerusalem Interrupted (Interlink Publishing Group)
- Creative Award: Amb. Elias Sanbar- The Palestinians (Hazan Publishers)
Our panel of Five Judges this year are:
- Marjorie Mayo - Emeritus Professor of Community Development at Goldsmiths University
- Haifa Zangana - an Iraqi novelist and author
- Dr Faysal Mikdadi - Novelist and Poet
- Alan Waddams - Chairman of Medical Aid for Palestinians
- Judith Laurance – Writer
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.