Awards & Nominations
Over the years, our publications and authors have been the recipients of prestigious international awards and shortlisted nominations.
Gourmand World Award 2023
Under the Copper Covers is shortlisted for the Best of the Best of 25 years of the Gourmond World Awards
MEMO Palestine Book Award 2021
A Taste of Gaza by Lima Shawa was shortlisted for Middle East Monitor Palestine Book Award
Gourmand World Award 2021
A Taste of Gaza is the recipient of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2021 for Mediterranean Cuisine
Guinness World Record 2019
Author Falak Shawwa joined 1,502 authors from around the world with her new book Mahrooseh at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), setting a new Guinness World Record for the largest book signing to date.
Gourmand World Award 2017
Under the Copper Covers, by Sherine BenHalim Jafar, recipient of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award 2017 Best Arab Cuisine.
MEMO Palestine Book Award 2015
The Middle East Monitor shortlisted Vanished, by Ahmed Masoud for the MEMO Palestine Book Awards 2014.
MEMO Palestine Book Award 2014
The Middle East Monitor shortlisted Reflections from Palestine, by Samia Nasir Khoury for the MEMO Palestine Book Awards 2014.
Sharjah Children's Book Award 2014
Blue Fish's Secret Wish is the recipient of the 2014 Sharjah Children's Book Award.
Publisher Recognition 2014
Rimal Books was recognized by the Sharjah Government and the Department of Culture for its contribution towards the 6th annual Sharjah Children's Reading Festival.
Jerusalem Intellectual Forum Award 2014
The Jewish Quarter in Jerusalem recipient of the Jerusalem Intellectual Forum Award 2014 for "Best Book on Jerusalem".
BABF Book Design Award 2011
Lovesong by author/artist Afaf Zurayk and designer Mayda Freije Makdessi, is the recipient of the Beirut Art Book Fair Book Design Award 2011.