Judges

Alan Waddams

Alan Waddams worked for 35 years with the EU in economic and diplomatic posts in numerous places, including five and a half years as EU Ambassador in Syria in the nineties. Practically all the countries he served in were Muslim, from Kazakhstan...

Nur Masalha

Nur Masalha is a Palestinian writer and historian. He is currently a Member of the Centre for Palestine Studies, SOAS, University of London. Previously, Masalha was a Professor of Religion and Politics and Director of the Centre for Religion...

Victoria Brittain

Victoria Brittain is an author and journalist who has lived for many years in Africa and Asia. She is a former associate foreign editor of the The Guardian and a contributor over many years to specialist magazines and websites in France and the...

Haifa Zangana

Haifa Zangana is an Iraqi author and activist.  Among her books: Women on a Journey: Between Baghdad and London,  Dreaming of Baghdad and City of widows: an Iraqi woman account of war and resistance. She edited "Party for Thaera;...

Subhi Hadidi

Literary critic, political commentator, and translator. Born 1951, in Kamichli, Syria, he graduated from Damascus University  and continued higher studies in France and the UK. Recent publications include: "The Novel and the Archive: How...

The 2019 Shortlist

  • Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism
  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • The Parisan