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.