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...

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...

 Jamil Sherif

Jamil Sherif is a community organiser at the Muslim Council of Britain and writer. His most recent book is a comparative biography of Maududi and Malek Bennabi (Facets of Faith, published by IBT, Kuala Lumpur). He is currently working on a project...

Past Winners

  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world
  • The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • On the Arab-Jew, Palestine, and other displacements
  • Gaza under Hamas: From Islamic Democracy to Islamist Governance
  • The Commander: Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the fight for Arab Independence 1914-1948
  • Drawing the Kafr Qasem Massacre
  • The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories
  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities