Annual Palestine Book Awards shortlist announced in London
The shortlist for the prestigious Palestine Book Awards has been announced by the Middle East Monitor (MEMO) news site in London.
The Palestine Book Awards is an annual project, now in its fourth year, that seeks to highlight the best books in English about Palestine, from both fiction and non-fiction genres, highlighting the works of authors from across the world.
This year's short list includes a book of photography, a graphic novel and a mystery thriller.
Judges said that 45 books had been submitted for consideration and that the standard of the submissions had been improving year on year.
The 2015 shortlisted authors are:
Baddawi - Laila Abdul Razaq, published by Just World Publications
Chief Complaint - Hatim Kanaaneh MD, published by Just World Publishing
Gaza, A History - Jean-Pierre Filiu, published by Hurst Publishers
Jerusalem Interrupted - Lena Jayyusi, published by Olive Branch Press
The Drone Eats With Me - Atef Abu Saif, published by Comma Press
The Palestinians - Elias Sanbar, published by Yale University Press
Vanished – Ahmed Masoud, published by Rimal Publications
The judges this year are:
Haifa Zangana – Author and journalist
Karl Sabbagh - Writer and publisher
Marjorie Mayo – Academic
Peter Clark - Writer and traveler
An awards dinner will be held on Thursday 19 November at the Hilton London Paddington Hotel, at which the winners will be announced.