The 9th PBA awards ceremony began with a keynote address by Dr Rima Khalaf, President of the Global Organisation Against Racial Discrimination and Segregation. Dr Khalaf discussed the impact of literature on the generations to come and the role Zionists played in trying to erase their wrongdoing through this form of art.
This was followed by a roundtable discussion with the shortlisted authors, hosted by Professor Eugene Rogan, St Anthony's College, Oxford.
A total of 38 books were entered in this year's competition, with seven books being shortlisted by a panel of expert judges. The awards were categorised as follows: Academic, Creative, and Lifetime Achievement Award.
Click here to view the Palestine Book Awards 2020 winners.