The Palestine Book Awards has announced the books shortlisted for the Awards for 2016.
The Awards is an annual project that is currently in its fifth year. It honors and celebrates books written in English with Palestine as its theme. It is also an attempt to encourage authors and publishers to create more outstanding works on Palestine.
A total of 40 books were submitted this year. The shortlisted books selected by the judges have truly added to the diverse selection of submissions this year, spanning a range of genres echoing the Palestinian narrative.
Great review of our poetry book by the legendary Susan Abulhawa I Remember My Name is shortlisted for the 2016… https://t.co/GFza9vn7Ga
— Samah Sabawi (@gazaheart) July 1, 2016
The 2016 shortlisted authors are:
- A Curious Land – Susan Muaddi Darraj, published by University of Massachusetts Press
- Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora –Yasir Suleiman, published by Edinburgh University Press
- Imperial perceptions of Palestine: British influence and power in late Ottoman times –Lorenzo Kamel, published by I.b.tauris
- I Remember My Name – Ramzy Baroud, Samah Sabawi and Jehan Bseiso, published by Novum Publishing
- Men of Capital: Scarcity and Economy in Mandate Palestine– Sherene Seikaly, published by Stanford University Press
- Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities – Anaheed Al-Hardan, published by Columbia University Press
The judges this year are:
- Haifa Zangana – Author and journalist
- Alan Waddams – MAP Chairman
- Marjorie Mayo – Emeritus Professor
- Dr Faysal Mikdadi – Author
- Judith Laurance– Writer
The winners will be announced at the Book Awards ceremony, which will be held on Friday 18thNovember, at the Hilton Hotel in London.
This year sees an outstanding collection which no doubt conveys the true essence of Palestinian life.