Victoria Brittain

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 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. 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, and was for many years on the Council of the Institute of Race Relations.

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