Entries open for prize honoring books about Palestine

(MENAFN-Brazil-Arab News Agency (ANBA))

São Paulo – Books published in English on Palestine can be submitted to the 11th Palestine Book Prize . the Price are hosted by the press monitoring organization Middle East Monitor (MEMO). MEMO focuses on disseminating information about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and other issues in the Middle East.

All books must be published between June 2021 and May 2022 and nominated by publishers, authors or chosen by the judges themselves. The organizers have not made public the entry deadline, but the winners will be announced in November.

The winning books will be chosen from several categories, including academic, translation, creation, memory and social history. Books can be works of fiction or non-fiction, and multi-author books will also be considered. Poetry anthologies will also be considered, although publication date restrictions do not apply in this case. Books must be originally written in English or a translated English edition must be readily available.

MEMO says the awards promote existing books on Palestine and encourage new authors to write about this sensitive but important subject in a bid to draw attention to the cause of Palestine . The judges are intellectuals, authors, journalists and scholars from around the world.

The 2021 Palestine Book Awards winners were: A History of Palestinian Islamic Jihad: Faith, Awareness, and Revolution in the Middle East by Erik Skare, Except for Palestine: The Limits of Progressive Politics by Marc Lamont Hill and Mitchell Plitnick, Wondrous Journeys in Strange Lands by Sonia Nimer and Marcia Lynx Qualey (translator), and Places of Mind: A Life of Edward Said by Timothy Brennan.

Find out more on the Awards website.

Translated by Guilherme Miranda


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