Submissions open for 2017

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26 January 2017

Middle East Monitor's (MEMO) Palestine Book Awards are back for a sixth 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 2017 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:

Our panel of Judges this year are:

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.

The 2017 Shortlist

  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Oslo Accords
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine
  • Balcony on the Moon: Coming of Age in Palestine
  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Code Name: Butterfly

Past Winners

  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History
  • Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation
  • The Palestinians: Photographs of a Land and its People from 1839 to the Present Day
  •  The Battle for Justice in Palestine
  • Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile
  • The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948