Middle East Monitor's (MEMO) Palestine Book Awards are back for a seventh 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 2018 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:
- Academic Award: Laila Parsons- The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948 (Saqi Books) and Bjorn Brenner- Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance (I.B. Tauris)
- Memoir Award: Ella Shohat - On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements (Pluto Press)
- Creative Award: Samia Halaby -Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre (Schilt Publishing)
- Haifa Zangana - an Iraqi novelist and author
- Ibrahim Darwish - Journalist with Al-Hiwar TV
- Alan Waddams - Chairman of Medical Aid for Palestinians
- Subhi Hadidi - Literary critic and political commentator
- Jamil Sherif - A community organiser at the Muslim Council of Britain and 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.