Victoria Brittain

Victoria Brittain

Victoria Brittain is an author and journalist who has lived for many years in Africa and Asia, and has been visiting the West Bank and Gaza for 30 years. She is a former associate foreign editor of The Guardian and a contributor over many years to specialist magazines and websites in France and the US, mainly on Africa and the Middle East. She is the author of several books on Africa and more recently books and plays relating to the war on terror.

She was co-author of Moazzam Begg’s Guantanamo memoir, Enemy Combatant and followed that with Shadow Lives, the forgotten women of the war on terror. In 2020 she published Love and Resistance in the films of Mai Masri. She has been a consultant to the UN on two major reports on the impact of conflict, first with the Machel Report on Children, and a second on women. She has been an Associate at the London School of Economics, was for many years on the Council of the Institute of Race Relations, is Vice-Chair of Prisoners of Conscience, and Chair of Declassified, investigative journalism on UK foreign and intelligence issues.

Past Winners

  • Against the Loveless World
  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine: A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017
  • Life in a Country Album
  •  There Where You Are Not
  • The Parisan
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Where the Bird Disappeared
  • 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
  • I Remember My Name