Judges

Haifa Zangana

Haifa Zangana is an Iraqi author and activist.  She has advised the UNDP and Brussels Tribunal and is a contributor to European and Arabic publications such as The Guardian, Al Quds and Al Ahram. Among her books: Women on a Journey:...

Dr Faysal Mikdadi

Dr Mikdadi is a published author of several novels, poetry anthologies, short stories, bibliographies, educational and current affairs articles and other works. Dr Faysal Mikdadi has spent 45 years in education as a primary and secondary school...

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...

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...

Past Winners

  • Palestinians in Syria: Nakba Memories of Shattered Communities
  • I Remember My Name
  • Being Palestinian: Personal Reflections on Palestinian Identity in the Diaspora
  • Imperial Perceptions: British influence and power in late Ottoman times
  • Gaza: A History
  • Jerusalem Interrupted: Modernity and Colonial Transformation
  • The Palestinians: Photographs of a Land and its People from 1839 to the Present Day
  •  The Battle for Justice in Palestine
  • Refugees of Revolution: Experiences of Exile
  • The Storyteller of Jerusalem: The Life and Times of Wasif Jawhariyyeh, 1904-1948