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Palestine Book Awards 2014 - Shortlist Announced

The Middle East Monitor are pleased to announce the short list for  MEMO Palestine Book Awards 2014.

  • Time of White Horses, Ibrahim Nasrullah
  • The Battle for Justice in Palestine, Ali Abunimah,
  • Refugees of the Revolution, Diana Allan
  • The Story Teller of Jerusalem, Wasif Jawhariyyeh (edit Salim Tamari)
  • Memoirs of an early Arab feminist; The Life and Activism of Anbara Salam Khalidi (translated by Tarif Khalidi)
  • Reflections from Palestine, Samia Nasir Khoury
  • Olives, lemons and Za'atar, Rawia Bishara

The final judging of the books will be in the following categories Academic; Memoir; General, Creative (including fiction, poetry and photography). The final prizes will be awarded on November 6th 2014.

Palestine Book Awards 2014 - Submissions Closed

Palestine Book Awards 2012 - WinnersThe Middle East Monitor are pleased to announce that all nominations for the MEMO Palestine Book Awards 2014 have now been received. The awards includes all books published between June 2013 - June 2014. 

The shortlist will be announced soon.

Books published from June 2014 onwards will be eligible for entry into next year's awards. Please watch this page for further information

MEMO Book Awards 2013 honours Rashid Khalidi, Raja Shehadeh and Penny Johnson

Palestine Book Awards 2013 EXCLUSIVE IMAGES

At the 2013 MEMO Palestine Book Awards held at the London Hilton Paddington prizes were awarded to honour outstanding authors who have written on Palestine over the last year. The judges for this year's prize were Victoria Brittain, Ibrahim Darwish, Haifa Zangana, Peter Clarke and Ahmad Khalidi.


Judging the MEMO Palestine Book Awards

Peter Clark

EXCLUSIVE IMAGES Twenty-five books published in the year all on Palestine! How do we select a shortlist, let alone a winner? Yet, remarkably, the panel of judges had no great difficulty in settling on a shortlist. And when selecting the winners there was no contention. We listened to each others' opinions and modified our own.



2013 Shortlist announced

It is our great pleasure to announce the shortlist for the MEMO Palestine Book Awards 2013. The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in November this year. Congratulations to all those shortlisted and commiserations to those who did not make it this year.

In alphabetical order, the shortlisted authors are:

  • The Rise and Fall of Human Rights - Lori Allen (Stanford University Press)
  • The Gaza Kitchen: a Palestinian Culinary Journey - Laila el Haddad and Maggie Schmitt (Just World Books)
  • Seeking Palestine - edited by Penny Johnson and Raja Shehadeh (Olive Branch Press/Interlink Publishing Group USA; Originally published by Women Unlimited, India)
  • Brokers of Deceit - Rashid Khalidi (Beacon Press)
  • Meet me in Gaza - Louisa Waugh (Saqi Books)

More details to follow soon