Palestine Book Awards Announces 2020 Shortlist

Last week, the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) announce the shortlist for its 2020 Palestine Book Awards:

The award, now in its ninth year, aims to “encourage authors and publishers to produce more books on Palestine.” This year, 38 books were submitted to the prize, and judges selected seven finalists, which include works of poetry and prose, scholarly and literary, originally written in Arabic and originally written in English.

They are:

Susan Abulhawa
Against the Loveless World (August 2020)

Finbarr Barry Flood – Editor
There Where You Are Not: Selected Writings of Kamal Boullata (February 2020)

Nathalie Handal
Life in a Country Album (October 2019)

Rashid Khalidi
The Hundred Years’ War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 (January 2020)

Sahar Khalifeh – Author
Sawad Hussain – Translator
Passage to the Plaza (March 2020)

Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian
Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding (October 2019)

Gardner Thompson
Legacy of Empire: Britain, Zionism and the Creation of Israel (January 2020)

This year’s panel of judges is made up of: novelist Haifa Zangana, journalist Ibrahim Darwish, NGO worker Alan Waddams, literary critic Subhi Hadidi, academic Nur Masalha, and journalist Victoria Brittain.

The winners are set to be announced in November.

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