The Middle East Monitor (MEMO) has announced its shortlist of authors in line for the 9th Palestine Book Awards, which selects from books about Palestine written in English. Thirty-eight books were submitted this year.

The 2020 shortlisted authors are:

  • Susan Abulhawa – Against the Loveless World (Bloomsbury Circus)
  • Finbarr Barry Flood – Editor – There Where You Are Not: Selected Writings of Kamal Boullata (Hirmer Verlag, Munich)
  • Nathalie Handal – Life in a Country Album (University Of Pittsburgh Press)
  • Rashid Khalidi – The hundred years’ war on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017 (Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt & Company)
  • Sahar Khalifeh (Author), Sawad Hussain (Translator) – Passage to the Plaza (Seagull Books)
  • Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian – Incarcerated Childhood and the Politics of Unchilding (Cambridge University Press)
  • Gardner Thompson – Legacy of Empire: Britain, Zionism and the Creation of Israel (Saqi Books)

The winners will be announced in November.

More details, including the list of judges, over on the Palestine Book Awards website.