Submissions open for 2018

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05 February 2018

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:

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 2018 Shortlist

  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • Enclosure: Palestinian landscapes in a historical mirror
  •  The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine

Recommended Reading

  • Jerusalem stands alone
  • P is for Palestine
  • The Palestinian Table
  • Employing the enemy: The Story of Palestinian labourers on Israeli settlements