The Palestine Book Awards honor books in English about Palestine (including books translated into English) and are sponsored by the Middle East Monitor (MEMO). The nine-book shortlist chosen by this year’s jury includes one translated book, Code Name Butterfly (Neem Tree Press Ltd) by Ahlam Bharat, translated by Nancy Roberts. For the full shortlist and more information about the prize, see the write-up on Arabic Literature (in English). The winners will be announced on Friday, November 24 at an event in London. Can’t help rooting for the contender in translation, but of course and as always: may the best book win! And please keep the shortlist in line as you pick your summer reading.